Almost any surface can be used to create a decoupage project. Suitable surfaces include wood, papier mache, terra cotta, tin, cardboard and glass. Only SOME plastics are okay for decoupage – I recommend testing a small area before completing your entire project to make sure that the Mod Podge will adhere.
What objects can you decoupage?
Decoupage Images The pictures and designs you use for your project can come from just about anywhere, including wrapping and tissue paper, wallpaper, paper napkins, post cards, paper doilies, seed packages, book pages, dried flowers, ribbon and the ever-popular gold foil.
What can you use instead of decoupage paper?
You can use almost any paper or light fabric material to cover your surface. Wrapping or origami papers are great because they’re decorative and a good weight. Other types of material for decoupage include: Wallpaper.
Can you decoupage on plastic?
Yes you can use Mod Podge on Plastic! Mod Podge is designed to enable you to decoupage any porous material onto almost any surface – so as long as the material you are using is porous (e.g. paper, fabric, etc.) then it should work no problem!
Is decoupage and Mod Podge the same?
Decoupage crafts are a very specific form of crafting that dates back centuries! In its broadest meaning, the art of decoupage is essentially the art of decorating an object with cut outs. Mod Podge is one of many available decoupage glues, each with a different consistency and finish.
What glue can I use for decoupage?
What is the best glue to use in decoupage?
- Découpage glue – specifically for this craft and available from craft shops.
- PVA glue – all round glue which dries clear and sticks paper, card, fabric, wood and metal.
- Spray glue (permanent type) – quick, easy and dries clear.
How do you seal decoupage?
To preserve the job, particularly if you expect the object to get wet, it’s wise to seal it using either varnish or polyurethane. Before you do so, gently buff the decoupaged surface with steel wool, then clean it with a damp cloth. Once it has dried, proceed to apply the sealer.
Can I decoupage with glossy photos?
A glossy finish will give your project a shiny or lustrous effect. This is a great option when decoupaging photographs printed on glossy paper. It will not dim the photos, but add to the finish to give a professional look to your project.
How do you make Modge podge?
To make a jar of fake / homemade Mod Podge you need 1 cup of glue and 1/3 cup of water. These proportions are perfect – don’t mess with them.
Can you decoupage photos?
Decoupage allows you to display your favorite photographs in a creative way. Cover a wooden cube with photos, cut them out to decorate a picture frame, or glue them onto the outside of a paper or wood box. You can decoupage photographs onto any smooth surface that glue adheres to.
What can Modge podge be used for?
Mod Podge can be used as a glue to adhere fabric, paper and other porous materials to nearly any surface. It holds tight and dries clear. It can be used as a sealer that protects acrylic paint, decoupage, stain, fabrics and much more.
Is Modge podge waterproof?
Outdoor Mod Podge is water resistant and is most durable when used on projects that are in a sheltered area. If your project is going to be constantly exposed to the elements like sun and rain, I recommend a brush on waterproof/UV sealer like this one. 7
Does Mod Podge peel off?
Technically, no. BUT if you Mod Podge a piece of paper to wood, it’s not going to come off without some serious work. Mod Podge comes off of glass more easily than other surfaces, and soaking typically works to remove it. For my purposes, and in my crafts, Mod Podge is pretty permanent.
Can you decoupage with Elmer’s glue?
The verdict: you can use Elmer’s Glue to decoupage. The finish seems less shiny than Mod Podge, but I like it. A spray of clear laquer will help protect it, but you’ll still want to keep it out of the weather.
Can you use regular napkins for decoupage?
Napkins can be decoupaged onto furniture, like drawer fronts and table tops. 7
Can you decoupage photos onto glass?
You can Mod Podge a photo directly to glass, but can you photo transfer to glass? The answer is no – not directly. You’ll need to use the “decal method.” In the decal method, you’re going to print out photos on printer paper (not photo paper) and then paint them with Mod Podge photo transfer medium. 7