You will need:
- Comic books or other paper to glue onto the furniture. I go through the $0.25 bins at comic shops and usually come up with some good stuff.
- Mod Podge! There are all different kinds of it on the market, but I typically use just the plain Matte in the yellow bottle. The Gloss comes in an orange one. For these types of projects, you want to have regular Mod Podge, as well as Hard Coat Mod Podge. That ensures your project will stay awesome for years to come.
- An old paint brush or sponge to apply the glue with. I say an old one because I wouldn't personally go out and buy a new paint brush just for this purpose - it's glue, after all!
- (Obviously) a piece of furniture to apply paper to. This table I actually found next to the dumpster at my apartment and had painted! You never know where you'll find a great piece, so you might as well just swallow your pride and dumpster dive once and awhile.
As I did before, I'll give you the steps and show photos of my progress as I went through them.
- First things first: tear the pages from the comics and rip the pages into pieces. You'll want jagged edges since it adds to the collaged look. If you really want to, you can cut the edges, but I've personally never done it.
- Brush some glue onto a flat area of the table or whatever you're working on. Lay down a few pieces of your ripped paper, and Mod Podge over all of them.
- Continue until you have the largest, flattest portion of your table finished.
- On the sides, you're going to want to do the pieces one by one, especially for routed areas and parts that aren't 100% flat. It would be smart to use your fingers to press the pieces down. Also, make sure to glue under any lipped areas of your furniture for a more complete look.
- Once you have covered all you want to, put an entire layer of Mod Podge all over the entire thing.
- Let the full covering of Mod Podge dry, and then use Hard Coat Mod Podge just like you did in the previous step.
And you're done! Make sure to let the glue dry before you put your table into use, but once it's dry you can use it for anything (I made a computer table). Following this, you can clean your table's surface with household spray cleaner. Onto the photos!