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FAQs

What are some tips for cutting out detailed designs for use in a decoupage project?
Scissors:
Use small sharp scissors or a craft knife to trim papers, such as embroidery or cuticle scissors. A craft knife is handy to cut details from the inside of a design.

Cutting:
Using a cutting mat to protect your work surface, cut out the inside of a print before cutting around the outside. Then trim off excess around the design. It is not necessary to follow every detail of a design.

Creating Rustic Looks
Tearing:
To achieve an irregular, textured edge, tear the paper by pulling toward you in an upward motion.

Burning:
To achieve an antique or rustic look, use a match or candle flame to light the edge of your paper. Just as the print begins to burn, carefully blow out the flame on the paper. Continue burning a small areas at a time until the entire edge has been burned. Remove excess charred paper by scraping the edge of the paper with the side of the scissors, leaving a brown edge.

What do I do if my dried Mod Podge project turns cloudy?
If your Mod Podge project is cloudy, it means that there is moisture present. Just let project continue to dry and it will look clear again.
What is the best way for decoupaging curved surfaces and corners?
Curved Surfaces:
To apply a flat print to a curved surface, cut slits in the paper wherever it will buckle. Let the paper on each side of the slits overlap as you carefully conform the print to the curved surface.
Corners:
Before applying glue, fold the print around the corners of the project surface as you would wrap a package, creasing along the edges to mark them on the print. Rather than overlapping the paper as if wrapping a package, cut away excess paper. The new edges of the paper will meet at the corner.
What is the best way to decoupage paper cut-outs to my projects?
First, prepare your project surface. Then using the Martha Stewart Crafts Soft Bristle Decoupage Brushes, apply one even, smooth coat of Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish of your choice to the surface.
Apply one smooth, even application of the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish to the side of the paper you want to adhere. Place the wet decoupage paper to the wet decoupage surface. Use the Martha Stewart Crafts Brayer to press the paper onto the surface, smoothing from the center towards the edges of the paper to remove air bubbles and excess decoupage finish. Wipe away any excess finish with a damp paper towel. Once in place and smooth, allow to dry 2 hours. When completely dry, brush a smooth application of the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish over the paper, leaving at least a ¼-inch border to seal edges of the paper. Allow to dry 2 hours and repeat. If decoupaged item will serve a purpose other than decorative, a third top application may be required. Your project should completely cure by air drying for 21 days before using outdoors, placing on top shelf of dishwasher, or washing by hand.
What is the coverage area for Mod Podge?
Refer to the chart below for the coverage area of Mod Podge.
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What type of glue and sealer should I use on my Altered Art project?
We recommend Mod Podge Paper, which is an acid free glue and finish in one. Once cured it provides a very sturdy finish for your project. For additional effects, use FolkArt Mediums which come in Antique and Crackle -- each will provide a durable and attractive finish for your project that is sure to last.
What types of tools should I have on hand ready to decoupage?
When creating a decoupage project, it is best to have on hand the following tools and/or supplies: scissors or a craft knife for trimming excess paper or fabric, Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brush set for applying the decoupage finishes and a Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brayer for smoothing the decoupaged paper or fabric.
What types of tools should I have on hand ready to decoupage?
When creating a decoupage project, it is best to have on hand the following tools and/or supplies: scissors or a craft knife for trimming excess paper or fabric, Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brush set for applying the decoupage finishes and a Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brayer for smoothing the decoupaged paper or fabric.
When applying paper to clay pots, how can I prevent water from leaking through?
Basecoat the inside of the pot with FolkArt Ourdoor Acrylics or Apple Barrel Gloss and coat in outdoor sealer to prevent water from leaking through.
When creating a decoupage project, how do I glue my designs to my surface?
  1. Lightly coat the back of the print with Royal Coat or Mod Podge, using a sponge brush or flat brush.
  2. Place the print in the desired position. To work out all the air bubbles and excess glue from under the print, press lightly with your fingertips, working from the center outward. Be sure that the edges have adhered well. The squeegee and brayer in Mod Podge Professional Toolset are also helpful.
  3. Wait a few minutes for the glue to set before gently dabbing around the edge with a damp sponge or paper towel.
  4. When layering designs, allow the first layer to dry completely before applying the second layer. Apply the second layer in the same manner. Allow the project to dry completely before proceeding.
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