At this time, I assumed I’d reply some frequent questions on one in every of my favourite and most used craft provides: Mod Podge. I’m additionally sharing a random craft mission I made to rejoice the launch of my novel, Handmade Homicide.
I shared this mission as a reel on our Instagram a couple of weeks in the past. And after I did, I identified this mission was impressed by Lauren Holifield as she made one thing comparable and shared it on IG. I liked her seashell model and I assumed adorning a champagne bottle to appear like the duvet of my ebook could be the right approach to rejoice my first self-publishing launch. Cheers!
What’s Mod Podge?
Mod podge is a glue, sealer and end multi function. It is available in a wide range of weights and finishes, together with matte or shiny. You should utilize 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 a wide range 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 initiatives.
What’s Mod Podge used for?
It’s an incredible provide for collage and decoupage initiatives. You should utilize it for a wide range of different craft initiatives as nicely. Something that might require a medium to light-weight glue (so not sizzling glue, or a brilliant glue) Mod Podge may doubtless be used for.
For this mission, 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 need to 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 all the 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 replenish on collage paper provides with out chopping up new books/assets (which may be costly and unhappy).
Here’s what it seems like when mod podge is recent on a floor. It’s seems white and type of cloudy nevertheless it dries utterly clear.
Decoupage is the artwork of adorning an object with minimize papers by gluing them to the thing. This will additionally embrace including different components equivalent to paint, glitter, gold leaf, and so forth. 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, bins, home windows, and even non secular objects.
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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!