How to Get Rid of Ridges in Mod Podge

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Getting rid of ridges in Mod Podge is a lot easier than you probably think it is. Get rid of ridges in Mod Podge with help from an artist, designer and creative entrepreneur in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Cherish Flieder, Designer of SomethingToCherish.com. Today, I want to talk to you about how to get ridges out of your Mod Podge. Well, the bad news is, is once Mod Podge dries, there's really no way of getting it out. So, what I want to talk to you about is some prevention. Basically, what I have here, some basic Mod Podge tool; so, I want to make sure you have on hand to help you get the best results when you're Mod Podging. So, you know, having some water on hand with some, with a little bit of napkin or paper towel is really helpful. Of course, your Mod Podge and you can use a foam or a, or a smooth brush and there's also a brayer that you can get to help smooth things out. And to begin, what you want to do is actually prepare your surface. So, if you're using a wood surface, you're going to want to actually get some sandpaper, sand it out and then fill out any wood holes and make it perfect for priming. From there, you would actually paint your surface if you wanted to and continue on towards the Mod Podging part. Okay. For this Mod Podge demo to show you how to prevent wrinkles in the first place, what I want to do is put a beautiful piece of paper that I designed on the top of this little box. So, the surface has already been prepared and sanded and primed, so all I need to do now is start with a very basic coat of Mod Podge. I'm going to use a wider brush so that way I can access the most service area at once. And from here, I'm just going to coat. Now, you want to make sure that you have enough but not too much, but not too little. So, a nice medium layer of Mod Podge; if it's too much, don't worry it'll go out the edges. But if it's not enough, especially when it comes to these, the sides, you'll have problems with your side sticking down. And if its too much, you're going to definitely have those wrinkles. So, so, we'll get a nice coat on there. Alright. And once we're ready to put that, what I'm going to do is slowly position my piece of paper and I'm going to start smoothing, I'm going to start smoothing from the center out, keeping it in position and making sure no bubbles or wrinkles start to form. Now, if you want, there's also this brayer you can use and this will also help prevent or work out any bubbles or wrinkles that may have formed in the event that that happens. So, this looks like it's, it's drying on there really nicely and, but I'm going to let it dry completely before putting an official sealer over the top and it's just another coat of of this matte Mod Podge. So, and, that's pretty much what you need to know for getting ridges from happening in your Mod Podge. I'm Cherish and I hope you'll go live life to the fullest and make it something to cherish.

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