im just throwing all the lessons at’cha today…
here’s a fabulous one i found for making gift tags.
and because we all know great minds think alike… here are the decoupaged price tags i made myself.
I printed the front label, and glued it onto a cereal box (actually my daughter did). then we chose colourful fashion ads and glued them to the back. To make it easier for her to do, we glued it all onto the box, then i cut the tags apart after the glue had dried.
While this project indicates modpodge is better there are a few receipes i found for making your own glue
- 2tbs Vinegar
- 1 packet gelatin (uncoloured is recommended, try the bulk barn)
- 1 tsp peppermint extract (so you don’t gag when you are licking + sticking)
- Boil vinegar and turn to low heat
- add gelatin to hot vinegar and mix until dissolved. add peppermint extract
- Brush glue on back of paper. It may curl slightly but i will straighten out once dry
- cut into desired shapes.
- moisten to stick
- 1 1/3 cup water
- 7oz rice
- DO Overcook the rice!! When overcooked the starch contained in the rice will dilute in the water. (leave rice in water)
- As water thickens it turns white like glue. add a bit more water, and reheat.
- Filter water (remove rice) and let cool.
- Store rice glue in container with a tight lid.
This glue is most commonly used in japanese crafts such as papermaking and bookbinding
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup flour
- Pour cold water into saucepan
- slowing add flour while mixing
- now turn on the heat!! heat on low for about 20 min. stir while heating
Flour glue will last a long time, and has similar results to the matte modge podge. The downside… if you leave it for 6 months, in the container in a drawer in your kitchen…
- you may not be able to open the jar without manly assistance and
- it …will… stink.
Your call 🙂