Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Magic of Mod-Podge - Coasters

 Recently I added Mod-Podge in the inventory of Imaginations and I was wondering if I could use it on any project. The reason is this that almost everything can be created with Mod-Podge. You might not believe but if you want your roon door to be colorful with your fav pattern paper then it is also possible. Mod-Podge is an adhesive and permanent sealer. It also protects paper, if you apply one or two coat on paper.

I tried to make a basic item using Mod-Podge which is versatile and most used in any household, Cardboard Coasters.

The items used are:

* Mod-Podge Gloss-Lustre Finish
* 3x3 inch Cardboard (I got it from local stationary store)
* Acrylic paint or any other paint (color of your choice, I used Black)
* Brush
* Pattern Paper, I used Echo Park Victoria Garden 6x6 Collection
* Bryar (optional, it is used to remove any bubbles or smudges, I used Slice Elite Brayer)
* Paper Punch (optional, I used it to add a layer of punched paper)

Without any further text I am presenting you my final product

* Color one side of Cardboard with black color, this will be our base
* Apply a medium coat of Mod-Podge on the uncolored side of the cardboard
* Put paper on the mod-podge layer and use brayer to fix it evenly or use your hands to do it.
* after 20 minutes of drying, apply a coat of Mod-Podge over the paper, including the sides of the cardboard
* Let it dry, again after 20-30 minutes apply another coat of Mod-Podge, if you feel it is too much Glossy then sand it a little bit.
* After another 20-30 minutes, turn around and put a coat of mod podge on the back of the cardboard, the colored side. This will make the back side also waterproof.

Now use them, they are waterproof but that doesn't mean you can put them in water for hours, it will definitively damage it.

Since I used Gloss-Lustre Finish so the final result had shining effect, if I used Matt finish Mod-Podge then effect would be dull. Its your choice.

There are lots more projects that can be made using Mod-Podge, and now I am going to use it for more important purpose, i.e. to do some changeover in my room. Will show pic when it is ready.




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