How do i get rid of air bubbles when mod podging a paper pic to canvas

Linda Aviles
by Linda Aviles
Everytime i have attempted to flatten the bubbles and wrinkles the paper lifts, tears or rubs off....HELP ME PLEASE =)

  6 answers
  • Ok, you know how you place a piece of chicken or fish in a fry pan? You place one end down away from you so as not to splatter hot oil on yourself? Well you sort of do the same with mod podge, s l o w l y while smoothing or tapping gently so you do not develop air bubbles. Sounds odd, but it works for me and best way to describe. Hope it helps.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 09, 2018

    I normally amodpodge seal with an artist paint brush. Decent quality brushes because the cheapest ones lose hair/ bristles.

  • Joanna Smith Joanna Smith on Jan 09, 2018

    A nice, sharp needle!

  • Emily Emily on Jan 09, 2018

    your canvas will move as a rigid material will not. That complicates the application of wet/glued maybe shiny paper. You do not need much glue. I use Elmers and a foam brush, put a thin layer on the papers and then do as Naomie says and apply carefully from one edge out. Use a brayer (a small roller) or a credit card to carefully pull over the paper smoothing it out and pulling the excess glue out. Carefully wipe this off squeegeeing the glue/water as much as possible. Here is use of a brayer

  • Patricia Smith Patricia Smith on Jan 10, 2018

    i seen on hometalk where someone used saran wrap maybe you can find the segment

  • Linda Aviles Linda Aviles on Jan 10, 2018

    Thank you so very much...i am gonna research all of your wonderful suggestions. Wish me luck  and thank you again!