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Red, White and Blue Tray

Decorate a basic tray with vibrant hues using Mod Podge Resin and Mod Podge Alcohol Inks. Add a touch of red, white, and blue to your home decor with this glistening DIY for your office or entryway table.

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At a Glance:

Project #15838 Skill Level: Advanced

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Resin - 8 oz. - 25263

Number Needed: 1 $19.99
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Mod Podge ® Alcohol Ink Set - Fun Brights, 2 pc. - 25286

Number Needed: 1 $7.99 $4.79
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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Other Supplies

  • White Tray
  • Respirator
  • Gloves
  • Plastic cups
  • Toothpick
  • Torch
  • Craft Sticks


  1. Mix resin according to instructions on packaging.
  2. Mix 2 drops of red ink into resin.
  3. Mix 2 drops of blue ink into resin.
  4. Mix 1 drop of Wicker White into resin.
  5. Pour each color starting at one end of tray.  Alternate colors.
  6. Take the toothpick and drag it through all the colors starting about an inch from the edge of the side of the tray.
  7. Use the torch to remove any bubbles.

Related FAQs

Can a Mod Podge Resin project be decorated with paint?
Can I apply Mod Podge Resin in layers, and how long should I wait between applying each layer?
Can I use a mold when working with Mod Podge Resin? And what types of molds work best?
How can I thin out the resin mixture?
How do I mix Mod Podge Resin?

Related Videos

Getting Started with Mod Podge Resin

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How to Mix Resin

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Using Acrylic Paint with Resin

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Related Resources

Mod Podge Resin Info Sheet

Mod Podge Resin Info Sheet

Download this PDF document to learn more about Mod Podge Resin.

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Related FAQs

Once Mod Podge Resin has been completely cured, it can be decorated or embellished with paint, markers, ink, and more. Once decorated, it is recommended that the surface be protected by pouring a thin top coat of clear Mod Podge Resin over the decorated surface.
Yes, Mod Podge Resin can be applied to a surface in layers. The second layer can be applied once the first layer has set. This could be one to two hours, depending upon the humidity level and temperature in the room.
Mod Podge Resin works best with all types of molds. Some molds like a silicone mold will not require a mold release agent, while other types of molds made of plastic polypropylene or polyethylene sheet plastic will require a mold release agent

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.