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:
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
Mod Podge® Gloss – 8 oz.
DCWV Chipboard Shapes – Animal Crackers
DCWV 12” x 12” Paper Sheet – Animal Crackers
Craft Knife & Mat
1” Flat Brush
Frame – 12” x 12” Wood
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I can tell you all the details!