As you may know, there are many different types of paper out there that you can use for mod podge. Really, I have found that any type of paper from napkins to heavy magazines can be used and I strongly recommend that you try them. However, what you may not realize is that paper can be used on a variety of different surfaces from the large to the very tiny.
If you are wondering what I mean by tiny, I mean anything from jewelry to small magnets. But what I really mean is this functional and cute mod podge key that will help you find the exact key you are looking for, even in the middle of the night.
What you need:
- Paper: The best kind for this project is scrapbooking paper. Use a number of patterns and designs.
- Waxed Paper
- Sponge Paint Brush
- X-acto Knife
- Paper Towels
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Acrylic Sealer
- Glow in the Dark Modge Podge
- Fill a bowl with the rubbing alcohol.
- Place the keys into it and allow them to soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Rub off any pieces of dirt that are still on the keys.
- Dry them with the paper towel.
- Set them aside and allow them to continue drying.
- While they are being cleaned, cut your scrapbooking paper until it fits the keys. You want them to be double the width of the key in length with an additional few centimeters to work with. Most keys tend to need paper that is ¾ inch by 2 inches.
- When the keys are ready, take one key and dip a sponge paint brush into the glow in the dark mod podge.
- Press down the scrapbooking paper strip, making sure that you do not cover the hole.
- Flip over the key and apply the glow in the dark mod podge to the other side of the key.
- Apply a second piece of scrapbooking paper to the second side. Press it down; again, do not cover the key hole.
- Cover the surface of the paper with the glow in the dark mod podge.
- Allow it to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
- When it is dry, flip it over and cover the other side of the key with the glow in the dark mod podge, again, make sure you just cover the paper.
- Dry for an additional 30 minutes.
- Once it is dry, take the X-acto blade and cut the excess paper until it is flush with the edges of the key.
And that is all there is to making your very own mod podge glow in the dark key.