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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mod Podge Tutorial

I have had some requests as to how I do my letters & my door hangers with Mod Podge....so here goes another tutorial.

The letters & door hangers I get at our local craft store, (very inexpensive) Then you will need the Mod podge....to the left is the brand I like best. a paint brush or sponge & some sand paper. & then any another things you like to decorate!

I learn best by pictures so that is how I will do my tutorial...first you cut you paper of choice a little larger than the object you are covering....then you cover the FRONT of it with a thin layer of Mod Podge.

Then place your paper RIGHT SIDE UP....(I have put the paper on the wrong way many times grrrrrrr!)
& smooth it with your fingers or I like to use my brayer....then just set it aside to dry for a bit.

Once it is dry...it doesn't take long...flip it over & with an exacto knife trim all the edges...it does not have to be perfect as you will be sanding the edges. FYI...this is 2 sided paper in case you were wondering.

The next step is to sand all of the edges with a very fine sand paper.....once this is done you can ink the edges with some ink & a sponge if you like....with this one I only did it a little bit with white as I wanted it to be light & cheery.

That it it...now you have your pallett to do with as you wish!

That is it!!! give it a try! it really is very simple!
Have a fab day!!


Marge said...

And that is how a very sweet Valentine's Day door hanger is created! My house could use some V-Day decor; that's for sure. Nice job, Gwen!!!


My Paper World said...

Your tutorial is fantastic!! thank you so much for sharing! xx

Kathy W said...

Thanks for sharing, I have to admit I like the backside of the paper better but you could not stamp as well on it.

debby4000 said...

This is lovely, and a great tutorial too.

Angel said...

Thank you for sharing. You make it look easy! :-)

Anonymous said...

That is such a sweet project. I've never thought about using a brayer before for smoothing out the paper. Thanks for the tip.

Kay (SBS8)

Kim said...

Wow those are beautiful and I appreciate the great tutorial! Kim sbs8

Han said...

Thanks so much for showing us how this technique works. It looks fab I will try and give it a go. Hanxx

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Fantastic tutorial--so much easier with all of those great pictures. Your door hanger looks SO gorgeous! :0) Mel

Etha said...

that's wonderful, thanks for all the pictures. I love working with that stuff! I usually give it all a final layer on the outside too after I am all done to seal everything in :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Gwen,
I just love this blog! Keep up the good work!

All10Dixons said...

This was just what we needed for my daughter's birthday party. Great job on the wonderful tutorial. Thank you!!! :-)


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