How to Decoupage:  7 Steps to Perfect Mod Podging

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Do you want to learn how to decoupage the right way? This tutorial shows you the seven most important steps to Mod Podging correctly!

Surface Mod Podge Scrapbook paper or fabric Acrylic paint (optional) Paintbrush Scissors Ruler Pencil Craft knife and mat (optional)


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Prepare your surface. Suitable surfaces include wood, papier mache, terra cotta, tin, cardboard and glass. Optional: basecoat your surface with acrylic paint.

Pick your Mod Podge formula.

Prepare Items to be Mod Podged. Cut out the paper or whatever it is that you are planning to decoupage. Experiment with design elements to determine the layout of the piece.

Cut items to fit the surface. Measure as necessary, with a ruler and a pencil, and trim items to fit.

Adhere each element with your Mod Podge. Always start with the underlying design elements and work upward (when layering). Apply a medium coat of Mod Podge to the surface.

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Smooth from the center outward. Air bubbles can be removed with the Mod Podge Tool Set.

Do you want to be a perfect Mod Podger? Who doesn’t want to learn how decoupage and be great at it, I ask!