Using Plastic Canvas

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Re: Using Plastic Canvas

Postby TheMainlander » Fri May 04, 2012 5:46 am

Krysta wrote:Which one is the best?


I've only used the Gloss Mod Podge so far, so I can't speak for any of the other types. I would say that it would probably just come down to personal preference. In making keychains, I found the Gloss one to give a "plasticky-rubbery" look and feel for the project, which is perfect for the application and my personal sense of aesthetics. Can anyone else speak to the finish that the other types give?
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Re: Using Plastic Canvas

Postby Pint_Sized » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:29 am

TheMainlander wrote:Thanks so much for the guide (especially the video), it finally inspired me to try a cross-stitch project other than a kit!

I decided to make some charm-style keychains of NES-era Final Fantasy characters, using 14 count plastic canvas. That size is giving me 2" keychains, a perfect size for my needs.

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Red Mage is finished, double-sided and sewn together, then finished with Mod Podge. Black Mage, still in progress, is only the back (mirror image) so far.

After that, I have Thief and White Mage, then my party is complete! Or, at least my set of keys...


Your characters look so awesome!

This guide was great for me too. I couldn't figure out exactly how to finish a keychain and now I can finally start! I was thinking of Chocobo keychains...I'll have th post pictures once I'm done

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Re: Using Plastic Canvas

Postby CrazyCucco11 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:45 pm

This is next an my list! I am so excited! I am thinking question box or mario 3 leaf earrings! I jut dunno if i want double sidded or felt backed
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Re: Using Plastic Canvas

Postby sfxbecks » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:42 pm

I made some hair clips last year...

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Thats the link if youre interesting in having a look see!

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Re: Using Plastic Canvas

Postby nozomi » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:21 pm

What exactly is Mod Podge and Fabri-Tac glue? What are the benefits of using them instead of something like hot glue (from a hot glue gun)?
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Re: Using Plastic Canvas

Postby acidMiasma » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:50 pm

nozomi wrote:What exactly is Mod Podge and Fabri-Tac glue? What are the benefits of using them instead of something like hot glue (from a hot glue gun)?


I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong: in my limited experience, this is what I've come to believe..

Mod Podge is more of a finishing product, like a shellac, keeping yarn from fraying, ends from falling out, and giving it a polished look (especially the high gloss finish). Hot glue is used to attach things (like sequins, googley eyes, other embelishments). Also, hot glue from a gun doesn't spread well as it cools too quickly. Mod podge is worked at room temperature, so it keeps its consistency and can be worked with a brush, making it much easier to cover your project evenly.

ecit: also, as a personal preference I don't use hot glue anywhere near my plastic canvas as I tend to melt everything in my gun's path :blush:
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Re: Using Plastic Canvas

Postby nozomi » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:49 pm

Ahhh, I see. Thanks!

I've been using hot glue for gluing magnets to plastic aida, but it does cool fast.
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Re: Using Plastic Canvas

Postby Sheepish » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:27 am

I did one of those cross stitch phone covers and am looking for some way to treat it to protect the stitches, since obviously a phone gets handled a lot. Do you think a coating of the Modge Pod would work? I've never used it before, where do you get it?

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Re: Using Plastic Canvas

Postby funkymonkey » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:38 pm

It would protect it, but I'd worry about how to clean it (if you wanted to try to clean it with water, I think it would re-wet the mod-podge). Maybe look into some kind of non-water soluble coating, like a spray-on shellac? Never tried either on cross stitch though, but just what I think would work.

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Re: Using Plastic Canvas

Postby CraftySasha » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:29 am

Plastics canvas does actually come in 5 count, as well. However, I don't think I have ever seen anything that calls for something that large.
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