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    craftysprinkles
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      I picked up some Mod Podge today to use to adhere fussy cut paper to my Writing Desk project. Should I just apply the Mod Podge behind the piece and leave it at that? Or do I need to put a top coat on as well, in which case I should cover the whole piece it is being stuck to as well (and I guess all of the other sides as well so that they will match)? What do you find is the best way to apply it.

      Thanks!!!

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      Hm, I haven't worked with Mod Podge before, but from what I've heard it that you need to give it a top coat.

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      Snagg1
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        I looooove Mod Podge! I really depends Jackie. For the best results, you should also coat the piece on both sides. When I have small pieces I do this. When I cover something with one piece entirely like I did to this altered box I did http://www.randomonpurposelife.blogspot.com/2011/12/petaloo-graphic-45-match-made-in-heaven.html I only used mod modge on the back side.

        The neat thing about MP is that it when dried it seals everything undeeath it. This give an awesome canvas for pastels and paints….lots of layering techniques take advantage of this type of base. My canvases are totally sealed in MP before I start adding some additional pastels, inks, markers, paints, etc.

        I would suggest testing it out and see what works best. Also, if you only coat the back, make sure you do it completely or it will start to curl up. In addition it may change the tone of the paper behind it. It will have a tendency to darken it a bit.

        Hope that helps

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        craftysprinkles
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          Thank you, Paulien and Lisa!

          One more question – do I let the bottom coat dry before I adhere the top coat?

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          Krissy
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            I like to use MP. But, I hate the brush strokes! What kind of brushes shoule be used What's the better type,glossy or matte?

            "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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            Krissy
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              I usually use the matte and you might try a sponge brush for those brush strokes

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              Snagg1
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                Jackie, no, you don't have to wait for it to dry. 🙂 That rocks, huh?!

                Ang, I don't care about the brush strokes so much so I really don't pay attention. BUT, I can tell you that even the sponges have been known to leave a mark. Because MP dries so quickly it can leave hard spots on the sponge that will leave a mark on your project. This means you either need to work really fast, or put your brush in a plastic sandwich bag when you aren't using it.  <img class=emoticon_img; src=http://www.swirlydoos.com/sd_images/emotes/default/wink.png alt=;) />

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