Friday, March 27, 2009

A Week of Trial- Mod Podge

I have not been as "crafty" as I would normally like to be. My son was sick on Monday with an ear infection. Then my daughter, the best helper in the world, was sick yesterday, so everyone needed some extra attention. Not that I mind at all, it just made it harder to getting my work (that pays me) done, then my crafting time or "me time" was very limited.

This is one of the things I made this week.

I was very inspired by some wonderful crafters this week and I thought I would try to decoupage a wooden letter this week. Katie's Nesting Place has a wonderful tutorial on how to Mod Podge scrapbook paper to wooden letters. I have never done this before and it was a good thing my "helper" was asleep, because there were some curse words used & some blood shed. I was persistent but wow, these are harder then they look.
My first attempt bubbled, ripped, and just looked awful. (Edit: COMPLETE USER ERROR not because of the tutorial, Katie's instructions are wonderful) I got out the razor blade and ripped it all off (hence the blood shed). I sanded it all down and started again. Thank goodness these sheets were 5/$1.00 at Joann's this week or I would of been even madder!!!
Costs: $1.99 for Letter, $0.40 for paper (should of been $0.20, oh well) = $2.50
I am happy with the results. I had planned to put this on the wall going up the stairs above the large signature frame, but now I am not so sure. I am now thinking my black and white dining room. Once I decide I will post pictures.

Kudos to all the women who Mod Podge all of the time because there is an art to it, and it takes plenty of patience. Two things I seem to lack!! As the old saying goes "Practice Makes Perfect" and I am not giving up because I plan on making a "W" and "L" for the doors of my kids room. Then with the extra scrapbook paper from this project I am going to make some more eggs!! I love that project from Xazmin.

Also, I wanted to share with you one of my best friend's post on her home projects. She did 4 projects for $6. They look wonderful!! I am going to steal her collage idea. Go over to see the wonderful projects Heather has completed!!


Jill said...

It came out great. I need to find hobbies to do this summer while my daughter is out of school. I love the way the letter came out.

Xazmin said...

It looks fabulous! You should come by and link up to Mod Podge Mania on the 31st! I'm so excited!

I did some eggs to awhile back, I'm going to browse through your blog to see if I can find yours!


Katie said...

Oh dear I am sorry you had some troubles! Should I go back and clarify anything? Glad you did like the end result.

allie~millie designs said...

Oh my gosh! someone just like me! Your profile description sounds exactly like me! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and your intentions that have yet to come. I'm just not brave enough to most my good intentions!

Ginnie Renner

Avery & Hailey said...

Oh Maridith...I thought we could be friends and then I stumbled upon this little site. You are now way to crafty and thus our friendship is over...

Seriously...truly amazing. I'm jealous of your talents. I'm sending Avery to your house once a week so she can help and won't feel like her mother let her down.

The Rambler said...

I likey!!

I always like to see what your doing!

Thanks so much for visiting me on my SITS day :)

Christina said...

I really like it. I've never mod Podged---I'm behind the times, and have always meant to pick some up.

Look forward to seeing where you decide to put it.

Those eggs are cool. My daughter would love that project.