Friday, November 6, 2009

Feature Friday- Mod Podge Rocks!

Today we are swapping with Amy from Mod Podge Rocks. I am so EXCITED for this! I mean Mod Podge Rocks Amy is Famous and she is here at my little blog. She is so great! Not only is she here to visit with us... she also brought a great project for us too!

I can't wait for you all to meet her:
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Hallo there. I'm Amy, big-big-boss of the blog Mod Podge Rocks! I love Mod Podge - use it all the time - every day in fact. Fawnda noticed my obsession and was kind enough to let me do a guest posting for you. I'm pleased to be here at Fireflies and Jellybeans . . . if you don't follow, you definitely should . . . Fawnda and Jeannine have a fabulous blog here with lots of fun projects.


So - onto my project! I was recently commissioned to do a frame for a birthday gift, and I wanted to share it with you. This little girl is a tomboy, which is cool because I was one too. Her tomboyishness inspired me to do something not necessarily girly, but not too masculine either. I really liked this safari theme I found at JoAnn with a little pink and red . . . just girly enough! This is a very easy project, and so you beginners should not be afraid to try. Here's how I did it.

Gather These Supplies:

FolkArt® Acrylic Colors
Fresh Foliage
Ivory White
Tangerine
Mod Podge® Gloss – 8 oz.
DCWV Chipboard Shapes – Animal Crackers
DCWV 12” x 12” Paper Sheet – Animal Crackers
Pencil
Craft Knife & Mat
Craft Glue
1” Flat Brush
Foam Brush

Frame – 12” x 12” Wood

DIRECTIONS:
1. Basecoat entire frame with Ivory White. Allow to dry.
2. Use the flat brush to color block the frame with Fresh Foliage and Tangerine as shown in the photo. I didn't use tape - it doesn't have to be exact because it's going to be behind paper. Allow to dry.
3. Take your piece of paper and lay flat down on your work surface. Lay the frame down in the center of the paper and trace the center of the frame onto the paper using the pencil.
4. Use the craft knife and mat to cut the center piece out of the paper. You will want to cut about 1/2" outside of this center so that the paint from the frame can show through.
5. Cut approximately 1/2" off the outside of the piece of paper.
6. Use the foam brush to apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper. Apply to the frame and then allow to dry. Put at least two coats of Mod Podge on the entire frame and allow to dry.
7. Use the craft glue to apply the chipboard shapes to the frame. Suggestions are shown in the photo.
8. Allow project to dry for at least 24 hours before using.

If you are a first time Mod Podger, I really encourage you to try a frame. It's like the scarf of the knitting world! Who doesn't like instant gratification anyway?

Thanks you so much, Fawnda and Jeannine, for having me - and to Fireflies and Jellybeans readers for your time! If you want to try decoupage and Mod Podge, come visit me. if you have any questions, I'm always here to ask. Just swing by Mod Podge Rocks and we'll chat! Hope to see you soon.
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Head on over to Mod Podge Rocks and check out my tutoral too!


Interested in blog swapping with us? It is fun and easy! Just e-mail me at firefliesandjellybeans@gmail.com and I can tell you all the details!

4 comments :

Tater Tot Mom said...

Stopping in from the blog swap from Mod Podge Rocks and am so glad you guys did this because now I found your awesome blog! I'm a follower now!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Ha! You are too sweet! Thank you so much for the feature!!

The Royal Family said...

I am trying to get a blog/Etsy party going on for Black friday pricing in some Etsy shops on WED before Thanksgiving... I am trying to spread the word, get people to join me and list a few items at a deep discount price and join the party it will help people out and get more traffic to shops and blogs, please help spread the word or join the cause.

Check out my post here :

http://bzzagentroyalty.blogspot.com/2009/11/black-wed-for-etsy-shop-owners.html

Thanks so so much, Brandy

bermudabluez said...

Looks like a super fun project! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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