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INSTRUCTIONS FOR BASIC DECOUPAGE

  • Paint item with CRAFT ACRYLIC paint. When dry, apply a thin coat of MODGE PODGE over the painted surface with a sponge applicator or a paint brush. (Paint in one direction only). Allow to dry.
  • Cut out print very carefully with a craft knife or Mundial embroidery scissors
  • With a sponge applicator or paint brush, apply a generous amount of MODGE PODGE to the back of your print, ensuring that the entire surface is covered (or you could apply a generous amount of MODGE PODGE directly onto the painted item, in the approximate position you wish to glue your picture.)
  • Position the print very carefully. (Do not press the print down at this stage).
  • Lift half of your picture and with a decoupage roller start smoothing out all air bubbles Very gently, (on the part of the picture that is Hat) start rolling from the centre outwards. When you are satisfied that there are no more air bubbles, lower the rest of your print and start rolling out air bubbles from the centre again.
  • Once print is smoothly in place, remove all excess MODGE PODGE with a damp sponge or cloth. Allow item to dry well.
  • Any remaining air bubbles can be pricked with a pin to release air- Roll over again with decoupage roller.
  • Apply approximately 10 thin coats of MODGE PODGE to entire surface of your wooden item. Apply each coat in opposite direction, i.e. one coat horizontally and next coat vertically- Always allow MODGE PODGE to dry well between each coat.
  • Gently sand entire MODGE PODGE area with a 1200 water paper, available at hardware stores- Dip water paper into water and sand gently.
  • Apply another 4-5 layers of MODGE PODGE and sand again. Continue until you are satisfied that the print is totally embedded in Ihe MODGE PODGE.
  • Apply 2 - 3 layers of POLYURETHANE HARD VARNISH to seal the surface.

 

ANTIQUE CRACKLE TEA TRAY
Apply picture
with MODGE PODGE.
Apply BASE COAT and TOP COAT ANTIQUE CRACKLE for cracks.
Rub HERITAGE MAGIC TOUCH into the cracks to make them visible.

 

TOP TIPS

  • Never dip a wet or dirty brush into your boitle of MODGE PODGE, this will contaminate the fluid. Pour some MODGE PODGE into a saucer and work from the saucer. Do not pour leftover MODGE PODGE back into your bottle.
  • MODGE PODGE takes aoout 30 minutes to dry between applications, depending on thickness of application-
  • POLYURETHANE HARD VARNISH can be used instead of MODGE PODGE.
  • Use with our large range of local and imported decoupage PAPERS & RELIEFS.
  • Do not use POLYURETHANE HARD VARNISH or MODGE PODGE directly over KWIK CRACK or ANTIQUE CRACKLE.

 

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