You know when things are getting better when you have build orders and little time to blog. 🙂 So I’m going to do a catch up post now. But if your looking for up to date posts you should look at my Instagram account. https://www.instagram.com/backyarddiybuilder/?hl=en Just recently I had an order to make a […]
Here is a new Decoupage sign. This time I used a image from Pinterest of a whale. It was a free stencil for a tattoo and put it on a wood slice that i had. The wood slices are available from Michael’s but you can also check out Dollar Stores.
I followed the same steps as i did with my other projects that seem to work well for me .
The most important step is to sand, paint and seal your project before you do your image transfer.
I seal with lacquer, I find that it gives the best surface to apply your image too.
HI everyone !! I have to say that when i started to make signs with my router, I wanted to find a way to make a stencil so I
wouldn’t have to setup the pantograph router every time. Which does take a long time. I have to admit it is really fun, but it only reduced the letters and what if i wanted to make larger signs. Some how that led me into using adhesive spray and glue the paper straight onto the wood.
It does work really well, but then i was looking at images and logos. This has led me down to MOG PODGE
Please look on pinterest for lots of ideas and tutorials.
I found this one that explains the easy process.
So I’ll be starting my own projects soon. 🙂 I’m really excited !!
I recently ordered my Mog-Podge kit from Amazon. I was impressed with the speed of the delivery.
The Kit consisted of the contents shown below.
As my first experiment i decided to try something basic such as Image transfer. The process is simple.
1st Choose your image you wish to transfer. I decided to do 3 types. Two were signs of local businesses, and the other a picture i edited to be a black and white.
- Be sure to print your image as a mirror image so letters will be correct when you apply it to your project surface.
I used a regular brush and spread the Mod-Podge evenly across the board surface then carefully place the paper on top of the covered surface.
Then use your roller or something that you can press the paper into the surface. Get out as much of the air bubbles as possible. work from the center outwards.
- Tip – Get some saran wrap and cover your work. This will prevent the Mog-Podge from covering your tools. Because this stuff is like white glue and when you work to the outer edges of the paper, it will squeeze out the sides. This just makes this process a little less messy.
The image above shows my test projects after i’ve rolled out the images. Now is the hard part…. Letting it dry for 24hrs.
When its completely dry the next step is a little messy too. Now you take a damp cloth and cover your work. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Now gently use your rag and rub the image area to remove the paper. This will come off in clumps and leave your image intact. !! 🙂
- Don’t rub too hard or you’ll remove the image too.
So spend some time and don’t be in a rush on this part. I know its hard because of your excitement 🙂 But the results are worth it!!
My latest project used my desire to use reclaimed wood when ever i can, and my new technique in using Mod-Podge.
My client required a foot stool and wanted their logo on the side. They gave me an idea of the colors they wanted.
So I decided to Chalk Paint the stool and gave it a white wash, beach look. I`ll be posting more detail about this build as soon as I can.
Now the thing with Chalk paint and Mod-Podge is that you have to seal your paint before you can add your Decoupage LOGO. There are many different ways to achieve this but I choose to keep it simple.
The steps are quite simple once you built your item or restored it , or what ever you are doing.
I choose to use chalk paint because i know it and its easily accessible, although there is a new paint out there called
Fusion Paint, which I have not yet used.
After painting to your satisfaction I decided to seal the paint with lacquer . This made a hard seal so adding the decoupage was easy and no risk of rubbing off the paint.
As the images show my first of many projects to come were a success.
Remember every one have fun and experiment