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Old 11-29-2006, 09:45 AM   #1  
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Just wondering if anyone has any "words of wisdom" for attempting this, I have all the supplies(mod podge, royal coat, paper, and sponge brush). Now to begin! The reason I ask is that my friend has been somewhat disappointed in her results(paper bubbling, etc). Is there any way to avoid this? Thanks, Linda Is it because or weather here is more "moist" than other states?
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:56 AM   #2  
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There is a website that offers the provo craft lunch pail patterns as free downloads. I think it is www.ebbcreations.com It is in their store under digital designs, then under freebies.
I didn't use modge podge to do mine but rather I used that super sticky double sided adhesive tape that comes in a roll with red plastic liner holding the tape--the tape is clear.

I've heard of others using various wet glues and having to sand the box first.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:10 AM   #3  
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I went to the website of the previous post and I can pick the tin but I don't see how to download it. I am sure it is right in front of my face.....someone please help! Thanks.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:17 AM   #4  
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You are right, I can't get to it either, plus I was looking for the rectangle one,but thought they might have tips. Linda
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you need to actually act as if you are purchasing it--where it will lead you to where it asks how you are going to pay with a cc--but, unless you have chosen other items it won't ask for you cc number. Then, the screen tells you how to go about downloading the files. I can't remember if they send you the download links in an email...but it does work. I had the same trouble you are talking about when I did it several months ago until I figured out that I had to "check out".
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:59 PM   #6  
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Thank you - it worked!!
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:04 PM   #7  
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Hi -

I did two altered lunch tins in two days. The first one, with Modge Podge, went beautifully. Hardly any bubbles at all and it adhered well and looked great. I used a layer of Modge Podge with a sponge brush to glue it on. When it dried, I put a thin layer to coat.

This morning I did my second one. Same technique. The bottom half went on well. The top half bubbled like crazy and wouldn't settle down. I finally peeled off the top layer after it dried, and used a different kind of paper and used my Xyron to get it to stick. Looked good but when I put my thin coating layer of Modge Podge it started to bubble a little. I smoothed out the bubbles and it dried ok.

I don't know why one went well and not the other. The only thing I can think of was that the paper I used on the second tin was a bit thicker.

I'm happy with them both now that they are finished. Ribbon and other embellishments hide the flaws along the seaming between the papers. I don't think I'll do any more though.

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Old 11-29-2006, 07:34 PM   #8  
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I was just logging on to ask a similar question when I noticed this post

I have completed 7 lunch tins since Saturday. I'm planning on giving them as holiday gifts. The first 4 that I actually started on Saturday went rather well - for a beginner. Some bubbling and a couple things I didn't get exactly straight, but overall I think they will serve the purpose. 3 I did tonight - 2 small ones and 1 large one (the others were all Provo but this one was Oriental Trading), and they turned out just horribly. I just peeled the paper off the large one. I'm going to wait on the smaller ones and see if they smooth out a bit because they weren't as bad as the large one. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? Is it the box? Or maybe the cheap paper that I got from Michael's? My husband even suggested I'm using either too much or too little Mod Podge?

I was really disappointed because this large box was going to my mother as a memory box for her recently deceased dog and the sayings on the paper were very appropriate, but the paper itself was rather thin and the contrasting paper was very thick. I'm wondering if it is all in the paper??

If anyone has additional experiences to share, I'd love to hear. How did you overcome any adhesion problems?

On another note, I have been using a template that I found here on one of the tutorials and it works beautifully! The only modification I made is cutting out around the latch. I use half of a 1 1/4" circle punch to cut out for the latch rather than custom cutting and it looks a lot neater than what I can do with scissors.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:22 PM   #9  
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thicker scrapbook paper seems to work better and doesn't seem to bubble for me like the thinner paper did. I also use modge podge.
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I hope my suggestion isn't too late. I use my Xyron machine. I made 8 purse tins and only one of the tins had a wrinkle--I cut out a flower from the paper I was using to cover up the wrinkle. Also, I found that you can bend the latch back and slip the paper under the latch. If you're using Xyron, put a small piece of the Xyron backing paper over the area where you'll be slipping the paper under the latch so the paper doesn't stick to the tin before you want it to stick.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:42 PM   #11  
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I just finished making 12 of the lunch tins. I used a sponge brush to apply the mod podge on the tin and put the paper on top, then I applyed a coat of mod podge on top. None of mine had any bubbles. I used thin SU paper and the thicker double sided SU paper.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:50 PM   #12  
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The only time I got real bubbles with cardstock. SU patterned paper (including the double sided) works really well, but the cardstock is too thick and bubbles. Same holds true for altered clipboards. I love the idea of a solid cardstock with a patterned paper, but I guess its not in the cards. I will have to try the xyron method and see if it helps.
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