16.11.14

How to Decoupage Plastic with Mod Podge


Decoupaged Set

          Hi friends Thank you so much for the supportive comments about my blog tutorial post being copied.....it was such a  depressing incident but I think I have to jump right back into sharing and not let a handful of unsavory people affect me as there are so many wonderful people who drop in on my blog ,who take time to write encouraging comments and who mail me thanking me for the crafty tutorials.

This is a decoupaged Stationary Set with handmade roses

Plastic Decoupage
           My regular readers know that I love to make my own flowers and believe me roses are the toughest handmade flowers to make! Recently I  experimented at simplifying rose flower making and could make these paper roses!
Handmade roses
 Here is the link to making your own handmade roses: Easy Paper Rose tutorial ! And sharing a few tips on how to decoupage plastic material.
            If you are familiar with decoupage techniques you will know plastic is the most difficult surface to "mod podge" as it is so smooth and slippery ! If you want to know about Mod podge and all the little tricks and secrets on how to use it to decoupage read this post : Mod Podge Tips
decoupage plastic
Decoupage on plastic
          This was the plastic pen-stand I altered by decoupaging. 

Materials Required to Mod Podge Plastic 

  1. Decoupage glue : Mod Podge Matte - I prefer Mod podge to watered down Fevicol[PVA glue] as it has the perfect consistency and stickiness property!
  2. Tissue paper or Pattern Paper 
  3. Foam Brush or a plain brush - read more about brushes for  decoupage here : Mod Podge Tips
  4. Lots of Patience!
If you are a beginner at decoupaging the best starter project is a wooden object and MDF is the ideal material to Mod Podge! Attempt plastic only after you have got a hang of decoupaging techniques.The reason why plastic is difficult to decoupage is because its surface is non porous and your paper can keep sliding off! 

Tricks to Decoupage Plastic

  • Sandpaper it : To help decoupage an extremely smooth plastic surface  you can actually sand it with sandpaper to roughen it up a bit.I didn't have to do it in this project as my pen-stand was not too smooth .
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How to decoupage plastic
  • Mod podge smaller bits at a time to avoid wrinkly decoupaged surfaces! Here I have cut my decoupage paper to size to line the inner and outer surfaces of the plastic pen-stand.Mod Podge curves by using small bits of paper
    Modpodge tips
    Decoupage tutorial 
  • Be very very patient - give enough time for your paper to stick to the base-coat of Mod podge before applying your top coat or your paper will just lift up and make you frustrated!
 Decoupaged Pen-stand
 A little bit of my plastic does show through but I think it adds to the charm of the final decoupaged object in this case!
decoupage tutorial
Decoupage
This was how my paper holder looked before I altered it ...the saying was cool but I think I prefer roses to "ear-less tribal head" any day...what do you say?Oh forgot to tell you...I also made the pearl swirl leaf on my paper rose
Handmade Roses
For  more inspiration on Mod Podge be sure to visit my friend Khadija [ whom I have also featured on this blog in this Guest Post ] ...her whole website is a treasure trove of Mod Podge projects
Also do tell me how you like my altered Stationary set

Supplies : Mod Podge, DCWV Decoupage Paper [Itsy Bitsy], Dies : Spellbinders Rose creations, Heartfelt creations leaf, Marianne leaf. Stamps : Heatfelt creations leaf. Inks : Distress Ink peeled paint , worn lipstick, Ranger Archival Ink Coffee

83 comments:

  1. What a transformation. These are lovely and I look forward to the rose tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

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    1. Thank you so much Sue...yes I will soon post a tutorial for the paper rose...still have to take the pics

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  2. I modpodged a tin last week to make a pen stand for work and I think that its one of the easiest ways to make altered art. And yes, Kiran's blog is filled with lots of fun projects

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    1. Ha Ha Divya...most times I just use double sided tape but that has no permanence...mod podge does give long life to a project...I have wooden boxes decoupaged years before in good condition!

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  3. What gorgeous projects!! Your roses look amazing!! I'd love to see a tutorial on them!! Your Mod Podge tutorial is fabulous!! I love this stationary set!! You decorated them so beautifully!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa..ha ha I loved the roses too and wanted them to shine!

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  4. A wonderful project- love your roses and pearl sprays! I do not like to alter projects too much- I do not know what to do with my items once I make them- and this project- I could definitely see it being used! I love your posts with lots of pictures too!

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    1. Shelly altering objects is the most fun!! I have dozens of things queuing up to alter at my home!!

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  5. Ha.....yes, I do think the roses are much more gorgeous than the earless triblal head. Another wonderful tutorial and I'm glad a few bad characters aren't stopping you.

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    1. Ha Ha thank you for agreeing with me Benzi...but I couldnt throw away the tribal head...maybe will give him new life in another project!

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  6. That is beautiful. It looks like wood. I'm afraid I have trouble with the step that requires you to have patience....lol

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    1. Ha Ha oh yes Annn..plastic and glue are a crazy combination!

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  7. Oh my! Your altered stationery set is stunning, my friend! Gosh your roses are a thing of beauty... they are exquisite! The pearls are lovely and I continue to adore everything that comes from your crafty heart! I always enjoy your tutorials, so if you're ever inclined to make one for the roses, I would love to read it. :o) I've never used Mod Podge but your work with it is amazing. Fabulous work once again... so happy you're continuing to share and not letting the negative circumstance prevail. Lots of hugs for you!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  8. Fantastic set and tutorial Sonia..Hugs Loz

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  9. Beautiful and thank for the tips

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  10. I was just looking for some tips for decoupage on plastic.. Your post is very useful.. thanks for sharing it :)

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  11. Pretty with the wood look. I bought some Mod Podge and have yet to use it. Used Mod Podge at a make & take and thought I'd give it a try but did not have the motivation to do so but may give it a try now.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. this is so beautiful Sonia.. I've been a little hesitant to try decoupaging!! I think I should really try it... looks very nice..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  13. Lovely set dear..very elegant. .would love to know how you made that gorgeous rose and pearl leaf :)
    Thanks for your suggestion for watermarking the pictures. .I used to do it earlier but the laziness got better of me :(..you are right we spend so much time conceptualizing and taking pictures of a project. .should spend some time to protect them too !
    Do you have some suggestions / tips to aid watermarking. .I just do it in paint..would love to know how you do it..
    Long comment! ! Take care

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  14. Lovely project.Beautiful flower. Gr Elly

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  15. What elegant projects! They look so neat and clean! Love the big rose flower! :)

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    1. Thank you Sindhu...yes sometimes less looks pretty!

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  16. Beautiful projects Dr. Sonia!!! The stationary set looks very elegant and neat. Thanks for sharing tutorial. Roses are so gorgeous. Do share a tutorial on them :).

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    1. Thank you so much Neha...yes I will...I loved them too but wanted to know if my readers liked them too before bombarding them with a tutorial !

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  17. Hi! First let me thank you for your first visit to my blog! It was so nice of you to leave a comment! Unfortunately, that was not one of my prouder posting moments. I have a few of those where I just get lazy! Secondly, it is a pleasure to read your tutorial and to see your lovely stationary set. Third, I was saddened to read your tutorial was copied. I worry about that all the time, as I don't have my name on my work like I see most other blogs do. Don't know how to do that. Thank you again, for your lovely comment!

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    1. Sara Thank you so much for dropping in and taking the time to write such a detailed and heart warming comment. To know how to add your name to your pictures see this link :
      Blog Photo tips

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  18. awesome rose and well explained about decoupaging Sonia

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  19. Beautiful roses...and tips ...love the contrast of paper and blooms

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  20. This looks wonderful, and your rose is lovely as always :) God bless

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  21. Ohh!! this is so beautiful Dr Sonia ..I really do love your handmade rose very much and beautiful choice of decoupage paper as well ..Thank you so much for your tutorial ..you are really generous in sharing :)

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    1. Thank you so much Hussena...I enjoy sharing all my successful crafty experiments and tips and am so thrilled when crafters such as yourself drop in to write such encouraging words

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  22. Fantastic project....looks lovely
    Hugs Sally xx

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  23. So lovely project...Doc!!

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  24. A generous work! Thanks for sharing your talent, Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Vinita...always so good to have you visit my friend

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  25. This is beautiful and soothing to the eyes :) Beautiful creation and I love the way how you detail out everything so beautifully so that even a non crafter can understand and would love to create by your tutorials :) <3 Truly Amazing !

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    1. Thank you so much Ankita...I have a lot of non paper crafters visiting my blog and so I do make a conscious effort to simplify things!!

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  26. This set turned out beautiful. Love your choice of paper. Your roses are gorgeous, too. Thank you for the blog visit. You do great decoupage work.

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie..because decoupage takes up a lot of time and patience I dont really do it a lot!!

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  27. This is so beautiful and i like this rose, it's really awesome. And thanks for sharing the tutorials about decoupage.. Jaslynn, Bizbilla

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    1. Thank you so much Jaslyn...I will soon share steps on how to make the paper rose and some rosebuds

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  28. Lovely projects and great idea! The rose looks so beautiful. Love the lace and pearls, too.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar

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    1. Thank you so much Margik...glad you like my handmade roses

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  29. Love, love your detailed and easy to follow tutorials, Sonia! You make everything seem so easy!

    Hugs!
    Manu

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    1. Ha Ha Manu...this one just reads easy...decoupaging on plastic can test one's patience!!

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  30. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Nagela...always look forward to your visits

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    1. Thank you so much Rhonda...glad you liked my stationary set

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  32. Those roses are just downright lovely! I like this whole set - you're very talented!

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    1. Thank you so much Becca...glad you liked my new roses

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  33. Dr Sonia oooh my God..
    you really make a beautiful and creative Project
    I never did something like this and will like to try it..and agree with Becca the roses looks wonderfull...
    I love your creation will visit your other project again after this..

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    1. SO wonderful to have you visit Monika as you are s good for my creative ego!!

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  34. Great recycle project Dr. Sonia. Love the flower. NancyD

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  35. Fabulous project... I love the design x x What a fantastic tutorial...I will try this one out....Thank you so much for joining us at Altered Eclectics Challenge....Hugs May x x x

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  36. Sonia, Your creation turned out wonderful, love the wood look. I always love your tutorials.
    Hugs, Pat

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  37. Beautiful creations! Thanks for the tutorial:)
    Sherrie k

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  38. This is such a beautiful project! I love your choice of papers for the design and your rose is just amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration!! HUGS :)

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  39. so super super cute!

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  40. This is so pretty Sonia, I love the flower too & decoupage is always fun! once I made a tray decoupage with faux wooden look with paper, that was fun!
    And thank you for appreciating my ideas & mod podge crafts. so sweet of you to mention.
    on the other hand, my tutorials & content is also stolen by some sites, I know that frustrated feeling. I reported that blog to google. or koi option nehi thi.
    jo bura karta hy usko krny den and apna acha kaam ksi ki waja sy kabhi nehi chorna chaey, ham buht sy logo ki help krty hyn via our tutorials. so dont be sad. we r doing good & helping many students & even teachers..jo bura krta hy usko krny den..
    be good.. be awesome :)
    Lots of Love..

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  41. This is beautiful. I love the look of wood and your roses are gorgeous. hugs & smiles

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  42. I am working on a decoupage project and you are so right about being patient!

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  43. Gorgeous - and such lovely roses, too! Love the decoupage!

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  44. Wonderful transformation! Love the pretty roses you made! And so sorry that people are stealing your ideas--seems to happen way too often on the internet. We followers do appreciate your creativity, though, so don't let the few "rotten apples" discourage you! :^)
    Big hugs, Penny

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  45. Wow wow wow!! These are amazing!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

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  46. You are so unique Sonia, love your creativity...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

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  47. Fabulous post ! Your tips are always so practical and from a beginner's point of view. Always get to learn something. And I love your handmade roses. Please post a tutorial for these soon. I'm bad at making roses.

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  48. Cool Stationary set Dr Sonia..love the woody paper used ..:)

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  49. This is absolutely amazing! You are so talented! Take care, Donna

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  50. There can't be any pencil holder prettier than this :) how do you so this ! I mean u r incredibly talented !

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  51. Just WONDERFUL!! The possibilities are endless now!! :)

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  52. A beautiful creation - thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday. Nikki

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  53. Wow what a super idea-- I love this project.Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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  54. Fantastic! I have recently purchased some MOd Podge so will have to give it a try!
    Thanks for sharing your great project with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Not A Card Challenge.
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  55. Very Elegant set !! I have tried watered down fevicol on plastic its such a mess n result ugly :( I was curious on how you managed such clean results..Modpodge :)looking fwd to.rose tut

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  56. Thanks for all the inspiration you give. We're so glad you stopped by and decided to play along with us at Mema's Crafts and we hope to see you again real soon. Good Luck!

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  57. Such beautiful projects. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  58. Hi
    I also want to try decoupage. I want to know,how much it will cost to make a wooden/mdf box to decoupage.And decoupage paper is different or i can use any pattered paper.

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    1. For decoupage you can use any type of paper. I have a separate post which is linked above with recommendations for the papers for decoupage. As for the cost..that is a highly variable factor which you have to work out !

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