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sankie1987
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i want to get my friends those wooden letters thats spell out her daughters name( jaelynn) but i cant seem to get the paper to stick very well without those wrinkles in the paper! what do you guys do to avoid this oo and what do you use to put the ribbon flowers and such so they dont ever come back off? thanks


 
lilmrmaid
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In response to sankie1987

I use mod podge, thinly onto the wooden letter, not the paper. I have never had a problem with wrinkles or bubbling on wooden letters. As for embellies, I use Glue Dots or a hot glue gun, depends on what I am putting on.


 
MomtoMattKatelynn
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I've used Elmer's Spray Adhesive to apply the paper to wooden letters and haven't had any bubbles.


 
Rachel's mom
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In response to MomtoMattKatelynn

I also use the mod podge. If I do get bubbles and wrinkles, they seem to go away after the mod podge dries.


 
sankie1987
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In response to Rachel's mom

awsome thanks!!! ill have to go get some does hobby lobby have it


 
Mimmy96
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In response to sankie1987

I use Mod Podge as well.. and I do get bubbles sometimes, but they usally go away when it dries.. as far as embells I use my take runner and ribbon I just tie around it!


 
Swirls R Pretty
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In response to Mimmy96

I like to use mod podge also. Smooth as you go. And most bubbles disappear as it drys.


 
MoMonee
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In response to Mimmy96

Do you adhere the entire peice of paper to the letter and then cut around it? Or do you cut the letter out first and then adhere it once it's cut?


 
Mimmy96
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In response to MoMonee

I always cut the letter out first.. it works best for me... but I have heard some people glue a piece of paper on then use their knife to go around....


 
sankie1987
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In response to Mimmy96

i cut it out 1st i didnt even think to glue it then cut it


 
MoMonee
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In response to sankie1987

What kind of a brush do you usually use to apply the Mod Podge?


 
Mimmy96
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In response to MoMonee

foam brush.. you can get a big pack of them in the paint section at walmart, they even have them in the crafts, but better deal in the paint dept!


 
ScrapperSara22
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In response to Mimmy96

I like Modge podge and spray adhesive, as well, and the foam brush is a good tip, too. If you have a brayer I suggest running that over the top of the paper after you adhere it to work and smooth out any air pockets, or you can just use a popsicle stick.

Good Luck!


 
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