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Ken Martin

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Hi Friends

I started this little Dairy set from Toymakingplans.com to learn about applying paper decals to wood.  As you can see some of them did not turn out very well. However, it will open up so many options, other than painting.DSC07555_mini.JPG  DSC07558_mini.JPG 


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I think these look great Ken.  You are right, this decal application makes a whole new world for us. 
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Hi Ken,
The dairy farm looks great! I have not tried doing paper decals but since I'm not really a painter I will have to give it a try. Thanks.
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Ken
What a great looking set.
Looks like it could be a great seller at craft shows.
Paper decals, as you have mentioned, opens up a lot of creative possibilities for projects and add-ons.
Thanks for posting.
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looking good there ken i have made a start on this set but work has got in the way the last few weeks
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Thanks all.

This is fun and easy to do.  I just have to get better at applying the paper decal with out messing it up.
Just think of all the things this will allow us to do, or put printed paper decals on our stuff.

Great fun.


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Looks good Ken.
I used hobby decal stickers on a couple of my early toy's and then sealed them with clear paint. They really hold up well. my 5 year old tester has not managed to damage them so far.
So between the printed decals, stickers and model decals there is a whole lot of cool things we can do.

thanks for sharing this set.


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Love it Ken. And your photos are stellar!
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Really good work Ken they look fantastic.[thumb]
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I've been experimenting with printing paper decals. My grandson wanted a cow and the only suitable one I could find was clip art. I messed up three of them before I got one satisfactory. Getting the glue and water mix just right was a bit tricky. I'm going to try some permanent spray adhesive like 3M 77.

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Hi did you use  Mod  Podge, matte, well that is what it is called in Australia, I find it great and easy to work with, it is a water base glue  sealer for all surfaces
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Hi Robin

I did not use Mod Page, although I have on other projects.

The plan called for using wood glue cut with water so that is what I did. I cut the wood glue about 1/2.
It worked really good, in fact when the decal dried to the wood, I found I was able to use the decal as the template for cutting out the shapes.
I then sanded the edges lightly using 220 grit, always sanding one way, from the decal toward the edge, never back so I did not tear the edge,
Then we painted the edges we wanted painted, and sprayed the whole thing with a clear coat.

This is a fun easy way to work the decal onto the wood.

Thanks for asking.

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Hi Ken thanks for the information I will try it on one of my projects
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i use mod podge before and seems to work well  for me did not get on to well with the pva glue but might be ok for others to use
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