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In short Yellow carpenters/wood glue or white craft glue should both work fine for kids projects. I found yellow glue to be a little stronger. I think it is important to give the glue time to cure / dry. Following the instructions on the bottle would be important to ensure you are using the glue properly. When gluing macaroni make sure the entire surface,...


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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. I think part of the problem is just the Mod Podge itself. I no longer use it because I think it has a haze when it ...


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Mod Podge does love to be streaky, but there are ways to lessen the extent of streakiness. I prefer to use a wide foam brush when applying Mod Podge. Also, there are spray varieties of Mod Podge - the same ol' Mod Podge you know and love, but in an aerosol can like spray paint. You can also try applying multiple layers, with brush strokes in different ...


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This might seem very odd... like very odd... but I tried doing the same thing, and how I got it to work was, glue and water solution.. like 80% glue and 20% water, then you apply it to one side of the pasta, you lay the paper flat onto the ground/table and then leave it to dry, as I live in a fairly hot country so it dried up pretty fast, but as impatient as ...


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Sources of bubbles Mod Podge doesn't contain solvents that degas and create bubbles in the finish. If you are getting bubbles in the finish, it's either because of air bubbles that got mixed into the product, or air trapped during application. Getting rid of bubbles in the product As Allison C notes in a comment, the product gets a lot more shaking ...


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In addition to clear epoxy resin, you have other alternatives depending on what material you are working your decoupage art on. And often based on the shape of your object also. Like, Epoxy resin isn't a good option in case of curved surfaces. For coasters made of wood/mdf/acrylic, you may want to use Liquitex's Matte Varnish to give it a non-shiny, matte ...


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You can coat your coasters with a layer of clear resin. Here is a good instructional video on YouTube on how to coat surfaces using clear resin.


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I once made a 50/50 mix of white PVA and wallpaper paste. It provides a quick grip from the paste and then strength from the PVA. The mix stays useable for at least a week if kept in a closed glass jar. A kid safe glue could be made from flour and water paste plus school PVA.


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