I was saving a pretty napkin for a craft project and decided to try Mod Podging it onto a large rock. (I love painting rocks and stones but wanted a break from detailed painting.)
First, I cut a design from the napkin that would fit best on the rock.
Then I used a brush to paint a thin coat of Mod Podge on the rock and pressed the napkin design carefully onto the rock.
Next I applied a coat of Mod Podge over the design.
PROBLEM: I could not smooth the wrinkles from the Mod Podge-saturated napkin without tearing it.
So, I left the wrinkles/bubbles.
|Napkin design Mod Podged onto large rock|
Maybe less is more? I decided to use smaller designs and smaller stones following the same steps as above.
This time I was able to smooth the Mod Podge-saturated napkin without tearing it.
|Napkin design Mod Podged onto small stones|
SOLUTION: When Mod Podging portions of a napkin onto a stone, smaller is better.
Tips & Ideas:
- Look for pretty napkins with small designs that would fit nicely on small stones
- Work carefully once Mod Podge is applied to the napkin design to avoid tearing
- My fingers worked best for smoothing the napkin after the Mod Podge was applied
- Once the saturated napkin has dried, you can sponge paint around the edges (like the 2 green stones pictured above on the lower right)
- For no-skill-required painting, Mod Podge the napkin design onto a stone and apply paint over it (using the design as a guide) so the rock will now look painted rather than Mod Podged
- Add a few paint strokes in strategic spots or use 3-D fabric paint strategically for added dimension and interest
- For a child's party, buy extra theme napkins and Mod Podge them onto stones as a party favor
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