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How to Decoupage: 7 steps to Perfect Mod Podging


do you Want to learn how to decoupage the right way? This tutorial shows you the seven most important steps to Mod Podging correctly!Don’t forget to the bottom of the post scroll, to wood to a video that shows you the basics of the use of paper. It will help you start your decoupaging journey on the right foot. do you Want to Podger a perfect Mod? Who doesn’t want to decoupage, to learn how and large, I have to ask! I’ve been decoupaging for a long time, and I’ve got a tried-and-true method, I would like to share with you.Here are the seven steps I always take a perfect Mod Podging are, at any time. If you want to learn how to decoupage correctly, keep reading . . . and scroll down for a great video!What is decoupage?Before you begin, you might ask – what is decoupage? I use the word in two ways. I use it as a noun with the Wikipedia definition: “is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special brushes, gold leaf and so on.” Mod hodgepodge is a glue, you can decoupage with!And I also use “decoupage” as a verb . . . such as “to decoupage paper onto a surface.” With the hodgepodge, of course!How to Decoupage STEP ONE: Prepare your surface. Almost any surface can be used to create a decoupage project. Suitable substrates are wood, paper mache, Terra cotta, tin, cardboard and glass.are div class="height-space">Only SOME of the plastics are okay for decoupage – I recommend testing a small area before completing your entire project to ensure that the Mod-stick smorgasbord. Optional: Basecoat your surface with acrylic paint. Many of the elements of the base coated before decoupaging if your surface is unfinished. I recommend FolkArt, Apple barrel or Martha Stewart acrylic paints. STEP TWO: Choose your Mod-hodgepodge formula. If you aren’t know what to choose, that’s completely understandable  – that’s why I’ve written of Mod hodgepodge formula guide that you should visit. It explains everything. STEP THREE: recycle Mod Podged. Here are a few tips that you should know before you begin.fabric – Wash and dry the fabric (do not use fabric softener). Ironing (if needed) and then the area was on a covered work. of wax paper is better, for the of the table cover. With a brush, paint a thin layer of fabric Mod smorgasbord on your substance. let dry. This allows you to cut the fabric, such as paper, with no ragged edges.Paper – Most items, especially thicker papers, and scrapbook papers ready to be Mod Podged as is. If you are working with thinner sheets of scrapbook paper or inkjet printouts, it may help to wash your paper with a clear acrylic sealer before Mod Podging. You spray both sides and let them dry before using.Tissue paper – There's nothing you need to do to prepare tissue paper, but only noted that because it is so thin, it is very difficult, the Mod-hodgepodge, without wrinkles. The good news is that paper is that the wrinkles are usually part of the charm of using tissue paper and add a little character to your surface. Mod conglomeration of tissue paper carefully so it does not tear.Cut your paper or whatever it is that you plan to cut. Experiment with design elements to determine the layout of your piece. Add interest to your design by using large and small pieces, layering and overlapping elements and coordinating colors. STEP FOUR: Cut your pieces to fit your surface. Measure as necessary, using a ruler and a pencil, and cut to fit your pieces. You’ll be much happier to fit if you cut everything before Mod Podging, in contrast to after. STEP FIVE: Hold any item with your Mod collection. You always start with the underlying design elements and work your way to the top (for layering). A medium layer of Mod hodgepodge apply on the surface.To little Mod collection and you will get wrinkles – and you can always wipe the excess Mod smorgasbord. You place your item(s) to be decoupaged on top of the Mod collection and move on to six-step. STEP SIX: smooth, Smooth, Smooth. Keep smoothing until all air bubbles are removed. Then, AND THIS IS IMPORTANT, let your project dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Don’t put a top coat on the right path. tip for working with large parts of smooth, from the center to the outside. Air can be removed with a Mod-hodgepodge-tool-Set bubbles. Use the squeegee with smaller items such as tablets – it has been designed specifically for the entry into the corners. Use a brayer for larger items such as furniture. STEP SEVEN: Add a layer of protection on the Mod-pick-and-mix your project with a sponge or flat brush. Let it dry and then repeat. The number of layers that you finish is up to you, but we recommend at least two.When you are finished, if you do not experience any stickiness or just want, to durability, to add add a clear spray or brush-on sealer to the top. Dryand you’re done EXTRA FINISHING TIP: For a very smooth finish, wet a piece of #400 grit sandpaper with water and sand lightly between coats. Dry and Polish with #0000 steelwool to wipe the last layerFor more information, to decoupage, such as -  and a FAQ is here! And if you try more than 400 decoupage projects, you can find my project gallery here.

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