CRAFT PROJECT: Decoupage washi necklaces with Mod Podge

by - January 11, 2015


I was not a fan of washi tapes before but when I finally discovered where I could put them into good use, I learned to love them. And the very first project I used washi tapes with was for this decoupage necklaces.

I'd been wanting to create necklaces with round bezels but I always find the price of bezels from anywhere to be pricey. Then I thought, why not try mounting the art prints on round stamping blanks? I have a large stock of aluminum sheet at home plus I also have a metal disc cutter. Why don't I try substituting bezels with these? And so I did.


When this idea popped into my mind, it was the first time for me to want getting a washi tape (a bit odd for a crafter).


So I got my washi, punched my metal discs, stick 'em washi onto it, and brushed some coats of Mod Podge Super Gloss. Then I thought that Mod Podge still needed to be sealed over with something since it could get removed or stick to a surface when the temperature gets high. I researched what I could use as a sealant and decided to go with Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer (Gloss). Good thing that Deovir now carries Mod Podge products and that they have a branch at SM Megamall. Wee!


I was so excited to use my acrylic sealer, only to find out that I could not fully handle it. Oh boy, I was too skinny that I did not have enough finger muscles to endure all the spraying. I was just messing up my pieces. I had to think of an alternative.

Guess what, Mod Podge was the answer again.

I used the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic that I had in stock at home (I have a habit of stocking up craft materials without knowing exactly where to use them), but instead of covering the whole piece to give it a dimension, I brushed it on to serve as a sealer. Now this procedure my hands could surely handle.


I let the pieces dry for days. After having fully cured, I started assembling them into necklaces. I also attached a hand stamped letter charm to personalize some pieces. Teehee.


I guess I still did spend a lot for this project though, haha. But I was satisfied.

Amazing how I got my Mod Podge products from different sources:

Mod Podge Super Gloss – Lasting Impression
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic – Bee Happy Craft and Party Supplies
Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer – Deovir Arts




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3 comments

  1. Oh my. Same here. I knew there was something good to do with those washi tapes than just a design for notebooks, etc. What you did here gave me an idea. I have mod podge, so all I need is washi tapes. I was just wondering what you did with the sides of the circle or how you fully covered them.

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    1. Hi, Gil! For this project, I just brushed over Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on circle pieces to seal them. If you want it to have some form of dimension/emboss, add the dimensional magic the usual way, that is, just pour it over the circle, wiggle the piece a bit to scatter the medium. There's no need to worry if it will spill over as it will not, circles tend to contain the liquid within its shape.

      On the other hand, you may try as well my first method, which is to use the acrylic sealer, but I found this to be too much an effort for my poor little hands, plus it's harder for me to control than with the dimensional magic. But it's up to you what you prefer. Hope this helps. :)

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    2. On a second thought, I think I may have not fully understood what you meant by the "sides of the circle". When by covering its sides, the circumference? I had no need anymore as my circles are too thin that there's really no point to worry about it.

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