What tools do I need for decoupage?

What brushes to use for decoupage?

Mod Podge Decoupage Brush Set: The short Gold Taklon bristles are ideal for ornate surfaces, and make pressing paper or fabric into creases and tight corners a breeze. These brushes are excellent for projects that require fewer visible brush strokes – optimal for high gloss and flat matte finishes.

Do you need a Brayer for decoupage?

Make sure that you have clean towels or sponges for any glue excess. You will also need something to smooth the fabric or paper to your work surface. A brayer works well for large, flat surfaces. If you don’t have a brayer, a decent alternative (depending on how big your surface is) is an old credit card.

What is the best brush to use to apply Mod Podge?

Tip 1: You can use Mod Podge with any foam brush or flat paintbrush, but for a super smooth application, we recommend you use foam. This is because the bristles of a flat brush can sometimes leave brush marks in your application, no matter how skilled you are at applying that Podge!

Can you decoupage straight onto wood?

Almost any surface can be used to create a decoupage project. Suitable surfaces include wood, papier mache, terra cotta, tin, cardboard and glass. Only SOME plastics are okay for decoupage – I recommend testing a small area before completing your entire project to make sure that the Mod Podge will adhere.

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How do you use Mod Podge without brush strokes?

When applying the Mod Podge, use a soft, wide brush and as few brush strokes as possible, as it begins to set quickly. If you can brush it on with only one or two strokes, that is best. Use very thin coats. Ideally, use a different medium.

How do you make decoupage smooth?

Get a Perfect Decoupage Project Every time! For a very smooth finish, wet a piece of #400 grit sandpaper with water and sand lightly between coats. Wipe dry and polish with #0000 steel wool on the final coat. To avoid tackiness, use a clear acrylic spray.

How many layers of Mod Podge should I use?

You can use two or more coats depending on the type of affect you are trying to achieve. If you want a soft smooth surface with no ridges, apply at least 5 to 6 coats.