Monday, March 8, 2010

Mod Podge

Our latest creation together...

These will be given as birthday gifts 
to the kids who attend the church that I go to.
Yes, it is simple and that is why I love it so!

Thanks MOD PODGE I really appreciate how well you stick to things. You are my first choice when needle and thread just won’t meet my appliqué needs.

I imagine MOD PODGE would be quite useful in completing
ransom notes and in applying dried flowers or embellishments to a picture matt. Be sure to use latex or vinyl gloves for the former.

Perhaps there is someone out there who is like me when I first heard the word MOD PODGE. If you have no idea what it is…. This tutorial is for you. For everyone else…happy decoupage-ing!

A.              MOD PODGE is a glue. (Although don’t tell that to any MOD PODGE efficienato, they may not agree.) I say its glue because it reminds me of the masterpieces I used to create with rubber cement and…it’s glue.
B.              MOD PODGE can be used to add decoration to just about any surface. Unlike elmers glue, glue sticks or tape, if applied correctly, the entire decoration will be secured to the object thus avoiding edges that curl or lift and tempt little hands to peel the decoration off.
C.              MOD PODGE comes in several different finishes. In order to meet the needs of your project be sure to choose the correct finish. I used a matte finish NON WATERPROOF MOD PODGE. DON’T use this type if you are making coasters. J

1.             With a sponge brush, liberally apply MOD PODGE to the surface in which you are going to apply the decoration.
2.             Place the decoration onto the wet MOD PODGE. Press the edges down firmly with fingers as to avoid the corners from lifting.
3.             With the same sponge brush, cover the decoration and surface with more MOD PODGE. Wait until dry and repeat for good measure. Be careful to be ensure that the edges are well covered and pressed.
4.             Let dry and voila! You’ve created a new cover to a notebook or whatever else you are working on.

See this tutorial and many other spring-ish ideas over at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.


Sprite's Keeper said...

A friend of mine loves Mod Podge and has done exactly this! Nice job!

Gwenevere said...

Exactly this? I thought i was the original...I should have known better. :)

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

I love this!! And I haven't seen this exact thing before so its new to me!! :)

This turned out so great! It fits really well too. I love it!

I would love for you to share this at my Spring has Sprung Party on Friday. There is a giveaway too!

Gwenevere said... know me so well, flatter me and I'll do just about anything. I'll see you at your site on Friday!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love ModPodge too...except when my one year old spills a whole bottle! Your notebooks are really cute!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Those are really nice! I bet your church friends will love them!
I'm visiting from Tip Junkie!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a hit losts of comments

Julie said...

Mod Podge is happiness!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Thanks for linking this up to the Spring has Sprung Party at Fun to Craft!

amybluestar said...

So glad to see someone else love Mod Podge so much!! Love the notebook!

Julie said...

I need to get some Mod Podge. I see so many great projects with it!