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Faux Beaded Letter with Mod Podge

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Use Mod Podge to attach tiny seed beads to a decorative letter.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Metallics - Inca Gold, 2 oz.
Item #676
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic 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.

$2.59

Mod Podge ® Outdoor, 8 oz.
Item #CS11220
This waterbase sealer, glue and finish lets you decoupage for the outdoors! Seals and protects wood, terra cotta, slate, tin and more. Dries fast & clear. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Paper mache letter
Paintbrush
Small gold seed beads

Instructions

  1. Paint the letter with two coats of Inca Gold. Allow for dry time.
  2. Apply a thick coat of Mod Podge Outdoor to the top of the letter.
  3. Spoon the beads over the letter. Press the beads into the Mod Podge Outdoor. Allow to dry. Top-coat the beads and letters with more Mod Podge Outdoor. Allow to dry for 4 hours.

PROJECT TIP: This is a great project for using up your bead soup (bead soup is a mix jar of beads)!  Beads that a small in size work best but larger ones are great accent pieces.

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