Well, today I am going to jump in and try my hand at showing a tutorial. The project is super simple with the right tools and product.
Don't even talk to me about doing a video!
Decoupaged Glass Plate Tutorial:
you will need:
clear glass plate clean, oil free (fingerprints, etc.)
ModPodge matte, gloss or glitter!
glass of water for glue brushes
plastic lid or plate to pour glue into
damp rag/paper towel for finger clean up during project
newspapers to cover your craft surface
craft mat or placemat size rectangle of waxed paper
Spread newspapers, wax paper etc. to cover work surface
Get damp rag and place in a bowl or on plastic plate/lid
remove extra plies so you have only one ply of decorated napkin. You can use the leftover white napkin plies in later steps and also use them as napkins!
Pour a glob of ModPodge onto plastic lid.
Place clear glass plate FACE DOWN.
Spread a little glue to cover where you want to put your first napkin cutting.
Place napkin cutting FACE DOWN, and dab more glue on with brush.
tip: remember that you will be placing your motifs down from the front to the back.
Example - if you are gluing down a watering can full of flowers, you will first place the watering can down. Then you will place flowers on top of that, so when finished the flowesr will be inside (or behind) the can. Then you will place any clouds/sky on top of the flowers, so the finished scene will look like clouds in the back, flowers in vase.
Continue spreading a little glue, placing napkin motifs and dabbing with more glue until all your first pieces are in place.
Remember! You are gluing napkin pieces face down onto the bottom outside of the bowl.
Set aside to dry thoroughly.
Go back to your second bowl, plate or whatever, and apply finishing touches.
Here is a Happy Birthday bowl that I made.
Here it is done, but drying:
Step 8 Final
Take an old emery board or file. File off the tissue edges that are sticking up away from the rims. Smooth the edges with the file, as needed.
This is the plate I did years ago: