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Monday, March 22, 2010

I POPPED my Podginity!!!!

Finally after months and months of talking about Modge Podge, I actually created a craft to where I needed to use. I love the stuff and am addicted to it like a Dope Feign is to crack. I want to Modge Podge EVERYTHING. This is the coolest stuff EVER!!

We are still in the process of painting The Boy's bathroom. It has been primed and the first coat has been put on the walls. I really couldn't find any art to which I liked to place in his bathroom, so I decided to get a little creative, with the help of JESSICA OVER AT OH SO HAPPY TOGETHER and her textured wall art. Yes you've probably seen the link at the top of my blog.

While I was pulling out my paints, I found some wooden plaques to which I was saving to make chalkboards. I instantly was inspired by a painting in my house and thought hmmmm, I can make that.


It's funny how with a few items such as those shown above, and a really cheap budget, $1.20 for the wood board, the paint was $.38 cents each and the tape we had left over from painting. You can create such divine art such as:


Um YES I MADE THOSE! All three of them. My favorite is the squares. The BF's favorite is the lines. I like the circles, I just think it's missing something. These were super easy to paint. I Modge Podged them once they were fully dry. They were very dull looking and looked unfinished before the Modge Podge. I'm telling you this stuff is amazing.



Oh YEAH! A perfect match.

After I had made the three paintings above I just wanted to make more. So I went to Michaels and bought 3 canvas's for $5.99 and some modeling paste. I was ready to re-create Jessica's Textured art.


Once you have the modeling paste spread out all over your canvas (I used a steak knife) you want to let it dry completely. I love this stuff as much as I love the Modge Podge. This was super easy and I'm going to make another one for the downstairs bathroom we've already re-modeled.


Once it is dry, I just squirted the paint colors (Same exact ones I used in the paintings) all over the board. I then used a paintbrush to spread the paint around.



Isn't it beautiful? I love it!! Once the paint was completely dry, I Modge Podged this as well. It now has a beautiful glossy shine!


Here are all 4 pieces patiently awaiting to be hung in The Boy's bathroom. I will be using those new command strips to hang them on the walls. No more nails!!

Ahh Modge Podge.

Let me tell you a few things about it, that I wish I had known so long ago.

1) This stuff simple ROCKS.

2) Do NOT use a foam brush to apply this. The foam came off the brush and little black spots started to dry on my paintings. Apply with a paint brush.

3) This looks like glue, is sticky like glue and comes out white like glue. I thought I ruined my paintings.

4) Have no fear, it drys CLEAR!

This is a must have for any painting project. It's really cheap at Michael's, $5.99 and I had a 40% off coupon.

28 comments:

Christy said...

i love modge podge too and have found about a million uses for it...you are right, it does ROCK!
love your artwork!
popping by from sits!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. Look at you go. So creative and fun! I LOVE your projects. You are a rock start creator : ) Perfect!

Amy said...

Wow you are amazing.. Have a great Monday..

Yankee Girl said...

Those rock!!! Great job!!!

brlracincwgrl said...

You have given me hope! I've always wanted to be able to make simple paintings, but have always thought of myself as not artistic whatsoever!

You make it look SO easy! I may have to try this!!!

Babes Mami said...

I love crafting! Amazing job Lisa!

Frugal Vicki said...

Those are awesome! You did a great job girlie!
I love modge podge. I may have to try the textured one, doesn't look TOO hard to do, though I can screw anything up.

Shannon said...

I am so totally going to try this...I love to create but never thought of this for painting..thanks so much for all the ideas swimming around in my little pea brain now!

Nikki said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Very creative and I love the painting! Great job!!! Modge podge is awesome, my mom modge podged my wedding and shower invites to a board of wood, it looks so pretty and now I get to have them forever! :) I've modge podged vacations before in frames, it is so much fun and makes me feel so creative. this reminds me that I need to do one soon!

MiMi said...

What?! SHUT UP!!! Girl, those are amazing!!!! Will you make me something? No??? Please??? Okay, I guess I can make my own thing, right, but come on!
Welcome to the wonderful world of Mod Podge, it ROCKS!!!!

Wendy said...

VERY cool! Way to go Lisa!

Emmy said...

So beautiful and creative!! I could never just paint something like that without a template. Good good for you! Seriously awesome

Vodka Logic said...

Those are great, I wish I was crafty.. I think I am a genetic mutant, didn't get the cooking or cleaning gene either.

Hippy Chick said...

WOW! You are awesome! The whole project is totally inspiring and I am so impressed. Hmm. Maybe I can try that, too. Thanks for posting the process and the pics!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

this is fantastic!! you did such a great job. I can't wait to see it all put together in the bathroom yeay

yonca said...

They really are amazing!! So creative! Have a great week!

Acting Balanced Mom said...

stopping by from SITS - great art! beautiful colors and I totally understand the modge podge addiction!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Everyone cracks me up - Mod Podge definitely does rock!!!

xo

http://modpodgerocks.blogspot.com

Multiple personalities.. said...

Oooh, this looks like fun! I wanna lose my Podginity too, and I'm hoping to do it soon while in spring decorating mode. This color scheme is great by the way...LOVE IT!

Cassie said...

You did a great job! I love the colors that you used.

Sabreena said...

I really like those. You made me think I should try my hand at this painting thing when we redecorate my boy's bathroom. I also need a painting for my bathroom but have yet to find one I like. I've never heard of the gloss stuff but I think I'll go to Michael's and check it out. How did you make the shapes look so uniform on those small paintings? Very nice job Lisa.

Evergreen said...

modPodge is great, but I want to get some of that modeling paste! Too fun.

Allison said...

I {love} mod podge! Thanks for adding me to your blog roll!! I appreciate it.

manufacturing technology said...

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Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Awww, you're so creative!
I do love your projects!
B xx

sheila said...

Awesome! I tried to do this once but didn't understand the whole background prep like you have done before the paint. Now it makes sense! These are beautiful!

Amanda said...

WOW! I didn't know you could do this kind of thing with mod Podge!! That's awesome. I need to do this for my bathroom.

ClosedOnSunday said...

Hello! I'm a new follower, & I LOVE your blog.

My boyfriend & I moved into our newly built house a few months ago, & I handled the decorating. As I'm sure you know, you can always find more to do, & I'm very interested in finding new projects to beautify the house!

The Modge Podge artwork looks great!