Right this moment, I assumed I’d reply some frequent questions on one in all my favourite and most used craft provides: Mod Podge. I’m additionally sharing a random craft mission I made to have a good time the launch of my novel, Handmade Homicide.
I shared this mission as a reel on our Instagram a number of weeks in the past. And once I did, I identified this mission was impressed by Lauren Holifield as she made one thing related and shared it on IG. I beloved her seashell model and I assumed adorning a champagne bottle to appear like the quilt of my ebook can be the proper strategy to have a good time 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 need to use mod podge to connect 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 might be utilized alternative 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 ideal provide for collage and decoupage tasks. You need to use it for quite a lot of different craft tasks as properly. 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 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 surface of the champagne bottle with acrylic paint that I combined 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 all the painted space, with the glued on items, with mod podge once more.
Greatest collage provides
Saving unsolicited mail, thrifting, or using used books gross sales (like a Associates of the Library ebook sale) are nice methods to top off on collage paper provides with out reducing up new books/assets (which might be costly and unhappy).
Here’s what it seems to be like when mod podge is contemporary on a floor. It’s seems to be white and sort of cloudy nevertheless it dries utterly clear.
Decoupage is the artwork of adorning an object with minimize papers by gluing them to the item. This will additionally embody including different parts reminiscent of paint, glitter, gold leaf, and so on. The phrase comes from the French phrase decouper, which suggests to chop. The fundamental approach has been utilized by many cultures traditionally to brighten all kinds of objects together with tombs, containers, home windows, and even spiritual objects.
Paper Craft tasks to attempt
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Along with the champagne bottle I made for myself to open and have a good time 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 have a good time with!
You will discover my novel, Handmade Homicide on Amazon or learn to request a duplicate at your favourite bookstore or library right here.