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Friday, December 8, 2023

What’s Mod Podge? – A Lovely Mess

In the present day, I assumed I’d reply some widespread questions on one in every of my favourite and most used craft provides: Mod Podge. I’m additionally sharing a random craft challenge I made to rejoice the launch of my novel, Handmade Homicide.

I shared this challenge as a reel on our Instagram a couple of weeks in the past. And after I did, I identified this challenge was impressed by Lauren Holifield as she made one thing comparable and shared it on IG. I cherished her seashell model and I assumed adorning a champagne bottle to seem like the duvet of my ebook can be the right solution to rejoice my first self-publishing launch. Cheers!

What’s Mod Podge?

Mod podge is a glue, sealer and end multi functional. It is available in quite a lot of weights and finishes, together with matte or shiny. You should use mod podge to attach minimize paper items onto most surfaces and, as soon as dry, you too can use it to seal the merchandise.

Mod podge is available in quite a lot of containers and may be utilized other ways, however I have a tendency to make use of a paintbrush to each glue minimize papers on in addition to seal tasks.

What’s Mod Podge used for?

It’s an important provide for collage and decoupage tasks. You should use it for quite a lot of different craft tasks as effectively. Something that might require a medium to light-weight glue (so not scorching glue, or a brilliant glue) Mod Podge may doubtless be used for.

For this challenge, I saved the collage items I had used for my ebook cowl. I had already scanned and saved them digitally (which is what I despatched to my ebook cowl designer), so I additionally printed them and minimize them out so I’d have multiples.

I painted the skin of the champagne bottle with acrylic paint that I blended to match my ebook cowl. I taped the labels with painters tape so I didn’t should be tremendous cautious as I painted.

As soon as the paint was dry, I used mod podge so as to add the minimize paper items to the bottle. And as soon as that layer was dry, I sealed the whole painted space, with the glued on items, with mod podge once more.

Greatest collage provides

Saving spam, thrifting, or using used books gross sales (like a Pals of the Library ebook sale) are nice methods to fill up on collage paper provides with out chopping up new books/assets (which may be costly and unhappy).

Here’s what it appears to be like like when mod podge is contemporary on a floor. It’s appears to be like white and sort of cloudy however it dries utterly clear.

What’s decoupage?

Decoupage is the artwork of adorning an object with minimize papers by gluing them to the thing. This will additionally embody including different components similar to paint, glitter, gold leaf, and many others. The phrase comes from the French phrase decouper, which implies to chop. The essential approach has been utilized by many cultures traditionally to brighten all kinds of objects together with tombs, packing containers, home windows, and even non secular objects.

Paper Craft tasks to strive

Take a look at our whole Paper Crafts archive for much more!

Along with the champagne bottle I made for myself to open and rejoice after launch, I additionally made a mini model with Prosecco for my proofreader, inside designer, ebook cowl designer, and first readers. These had been so enjoyable to make and rejoice with!

You will discover my novel, Handmade Homicide on Amazon or discover ways to request a replica at your favourite bookstore or library right here.

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