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Decoupage Bookends

By: Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
I am a 32-year-old transplant from Seattle living in Atlanta, Georgia. I was born from creative genes, so I'm carrying on the tradition. I have been knitting for 17 years, sewing for longer and decoupaging for just a few. I do all of these things on a daily basis, or at least as much as I can. Follow my crafting adventures on the ModPodgeRocks blog.
Paint and Mod Podge a special personalized bookend set for someone special.
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Skill Level: Advanced
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set
Item #2295
This Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set is essential for any decoupage crafter. The Brayer is used to smooth paper, fabric and other items onto a surface, providing the right amount of pressure to eliminate air bubbles and with no mess. The Squeegee is used to press paper, fabric and other items into hard-to-reach corners.

$8.29

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Purple Lilac, 2 oz.
Item #439
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Soft Apple, 2 oz.
Item #526
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Wood bookends
Wood alphabet letters of choice
Assorted baby animal scrapbook or gift wrap papers
Brush basin or container of water
Scissors
1” foam brush or ¾” flat brush
No. 1 liner brush
Foam plate
Paper towels
Pencil
Ruler
Two large Pop Dots
White craft glue
Fine grit sandpaper

Instructions

Painting Instructions:

  1. Basecoat the entire pair of bookends Soft Apple using the 1” foam brush or the ¾” flat brush.  Allow to dry, sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply basecoat.  Allow to dry.
  2. Paint wood letters and edges of the bookends Purple Lilac.  Allow to dry.
  3. Using the 1” liner brush, paint Licorice stripes along the Purple Lilac edges.  Add a small Wicker White accent stripe between the Licorice stripes.  Allow to dry.

 

Mod Podge Instructions:

  1. Neatly and carefully cut out the baby animal squares.  Also measure and cut strips of paper to cover the vertical and horizontal bookend supports.  Cut paper to cover the wood letters.
  2. Adhere all the papers to the wood surfaces working one section at a time.  Brush a coat of Matte Mod Podge to the backside of the paper. Smooth in place using the Mod Podge brayer or squeegee. 
  3. Save two animal squares to Mod Podge to poster board to be used as an accent on each letter. 
  4. Brush a coat of Mod Podge over the entire project.  Allow to dry.
  5. Using the liner brush and thinned Licorice, paint a hyphenate line around the letters and book ends.  Paint tiny Purple Lilac polka dots between the baby animal squares.  Accent each Purple Lilac dot with an even smaller Licorice dot.
  6. Attach the accent poster board squares using a Pop Dot.
  7. Using white craft glue, attach each letter to the bookend support.
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