Step 10: Laying Down the Large Pieces
Now you want to lay down the large bottom pieces. It's easier to do the front first, and then the side. The larger pieces of paper are much more likely to trap air, so watch carefully as you brush. Work from the center out toward the edges. If your fingers are very sensitive, you can push a bubble out to the edge, but your fingers need to be wet with the Mod Podge. One of the reasons I keep writing to just dampen the paper, is because really wet paper can easily tear, and can also swell enough with water to not fit right. TIP: If you find a bubble after the paper has dried, your only option is to cut around it's edge with a NEW blade, and glue it down again. Putting a crackle finish on will disguise any fixes like this, but do not use an old blade or you could ruin the whole area, as old blades will start tearing the paper instead of cutting it. When that happens, wet it down and scrape it off. It's a good lesson about patience.