Children, Artwork in a Few steps with the Mod-hodgepodge
Have you let a child’s craft, to save from fading or decay? Learn how to get children to works of art with Mod conglomeration!
Before my kids reached the high school I should probably start, preserving some of the adorable, one-of-a-kind art projects that brought you’ve been home over the years.
things are getting a little (very) dusty plus starting to fade and become brittle. I decided to experiment with Mod hodgepodge protective coating thinking that it is true, maybe my favorite pieces and maybe even restore a little. I wasn’t know what to expect and I had a couple of questions:
Like the Mod smorgasbord would respond with the ubiquitous water-based grade school color, ie: it would lead to bleeding of the color or run?
What about the other staple of the childhood – construction paper – it could fall apart or tear from the moisture of the Mod conglomeration, or the stress of my brush as I applied it?
Would the colors be substantially changed or deepened?
Fortunately, everything went well and I had no problems at all (when will that ever happen??!) In fact, the Mod-smorgasbord, the-fragile strengthened-as-wet-tissue-paper lichens under the chin of one of the animals, Hooray!
Keep children’ Artwork
Mod hodgepodge Matt or high gloss, depending on your taste (I chose Matte)
A applicator I've used to protect a cheap and small brush
Newspapers or other their work area
The process is simple, dust or clean your object first you should test a small area for compatibility (no smearing or other problems), then a layer of Mod-smorgasbord.
I’ve learned (the hard way) the value that the coats dry completely between applications, so I waited 24 hours before the second layer.
The results are fantastic! These little creatures look better than ever before, your child's character intact, a bit strong from the glue, and a slightly shiny surface that I can get.
I now have heirlooms that I can pass on to my kids actually, on second thought, I might not be able to Visit a part with you 😉
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