Mod Podge for puzzles is one of those rare finds that people actually enjoy finding. You might have to hunt a little to find it, and it's certainly not something that you can just walk into a shop and pick up - but what's more exciting is that you can make your own. This isn't just a silly hobby or a crazy experiment; this is something that you can use for years, to improve the looks of your puzzles, as well as the durability. Let's take a look at the mod podge recipe, and how to make some special effects with it.
Before you do anything, you will need to find some Mod Podge. It can be found in many stores, like craft and toy stores, as well as online. Mod Podge comes in spray cans, or as an actual liquid, depending on what you want to use it for. It is a water-based acrylic texture Enhancing liquid, so you should not worry about melting or being messy with it.
Then, you will need to mix the texture with water. Use the back of a spoon, to mix the texture thoroughly into the water. Be careful when doing this, because too much water will make the glue go everywhere, while too little will make the texture too runny.
Once you have done that, you can use a piece of paper towel to dab the wet texture onto the puzzle piece. You will need to make sure that the texture is even across the surface of the puzzle piece. Next, you will need to let the solution dry. It will probably take around 20 minutes to dry, but once it is completely dry, you will be able to paint with no problem.
The key to getting the best results out of your Mod Podge for puzzles is to make sure that you are painting evenly. If there are any uneven areas, they will not look right when you are finished. This means that you should have sand the texture down before you put the finishing detail on it. Be careful when you sand, because if you sand too much you might actually end up with glue showing where it shouldn't.
Once you have everything dried, you can put the finishing detail on. This might include drywall anchors or drywall screws. Make sure you use the same type of anchors or screws that were used to anchor the Mod Podge. Then, it will all be covered in a primer. This will help the finish dry faster and stick better to the wood.
One last tip: You might want to consider putting something like wood putty on the bottom of the boards that you are going to paint with. This way you won't slip when you slide the puzzle boards down under the drywall. Just make sure you get some proper measurements so you know how much putty you will need. And then just get started!
There you go. Now your Mod Podge for puzzles is finally finished. Have fun trying it out at home. If you want to learn more about drywall, construction, and remodeling, go to our home improvement site and check out the links below.
Now, don't forget to decorate. Use Mod Podge on the walls. They look great as stand-alone decorations. Also, use it as trim around the edges of your cabinets. They will stand out and look great.
Now, if you are going to put the puzzles in the actual room, you are going to need drywall anchors and drywall screws. Find the small screws that you can put on the drywall anchors. Put one on each corner. Then, mark the location of the drywall anchors on the drywall by inserting a pin into the drywall with the holes already drilled. Use marking tape to do this. You are almost done.
Start putting your Mod Podge on the drywall anchors, first, then on the drywall itself. Use the drywall anchors and drywall screws to attach each piece of the puzzle to its corresponding piece of the drywall. Use your imagination - modulating the pattern to fit your particular puzzle.