Do you love cakes, muffins, pizzas, coffee…? What a question! Who doesn’t! Rains entice your cravings further for sweet indulgences. So, on a lovely rainy day I have a new inspiration to help you make some great usable and quirky stuff for your homes and for your friends :)… And for this, Bob n Betty’s ‘Foodie Samba’ has to be the perfect choice. This is the first collection released in A3 size to cater to the needs of decoupaging larger size objects. The prints are fun with soft pastel backgrounds with tempting prints. These are just so great for projects related to parties, tableware and kids!
So, let’s get started. I’ve used the reverse decoupage technique to make lovely coasters and a lap pad.
1. I got clear acrylic cut into sizes 4″/4″ and 16 /11″.
2. Next, I cut the paper as per the size and script stamped randomly. This is however, optional.
3. Then I inked the edges of the cut paper to cover the whites.
4. Next, I applied modpodge matte on the acrylic evenly. Tip: apply little quantities with a soft flat brush evenly. Thick coat will create bubbles and show a shiny layer between the acrylic and paper on drying up.
5. Stick the printed side face down on the acrylic. Press gently from the centre towards the edges.
6. Leave it for 10 mints to dry then coat the paper with modpodge. Varnish after mod podge dries completely.
7. I’ve repeated the same steps on the larger acrylic piece for the lap pad.
8. For the lap pad base I’ve cut 3″ foam (15″/10″) and covered it neatly with a nice fabric of my choice.
9. Finally, i stuck the the foam on the reverse side using synthetic rubber glue (available in hardware shops).
Check out the pictures for further clarity.
This is such a fun technique and the projects look absolutely factory made! Do try and share your projects with us.
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