Decoupage Plate Tutorial
By: Glorious Frida
What you need:
*Mod Podge *Clear Glass Plate *Scissors *X-Acto Knife *Sandpaper 150 *Newspaper *Water Spray Bottle *Bowl *Clear Gloss Finishing Spray *Fabric
*Start by covering you flat work surface with newspaper to avoid mod podge mess.
*Cut out the fabric using the clear glass plate as your guide. It does not need fit around the plate perfectly, extra fabric can be cut out later in the process. *NOTE* make sure to iron out any wrinkles in the fabric.
*Clean the glass plate from fingerprints or smudges.
*Now place the clear plate upside down on top of the upside down bowl and pour the first layer of mod podge.
*Spread an even layer throughout the plate using you finger.
*Spray the back of the fabric with water to dampen it just a bit, spray a little then add more if you feel it's needed to apply onto the plate.
*Using your fingers bring together the fabric and the plate, work from the middle out taking out any air bubbles between the glass and fabric. You should feel the fabric absorbing the mod podge, this will bond the plate and the fabric together.
*Now we're ready to add another layer of mod podge. I apply 3 layers, you will need to wait for the mod podge to dry completely before applying the next layer, this takes a while.
*Once all your layers are set, we can now cut the extra fabric around the plate using an X-Acto knife.
* You will notice little waves on the back of the plate. If you want to get rid of these you can sand them down to get an even surface on the back of the plate.
* The last step is to spray the clear gloss finish. And we're all done! :)
I hope you enjoy making these plates as much as I do!