If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love Mod Podge. Heck, even if you've been reading for a few minutes, you probably know how deep my love for the stuff runs. I love everything about it. The ease of it, the way it finished a project, and even the smell. Mmm. The smell. It reminds me of something. I just can't remember what. Something good, though.
Anyway, a few months ago, I was asked by Plaid if I would like to do a review on my favorite thing in the world. You guessed it, Mod Podge. OF COURSE I said yes (who wouldn't?).
So, I picked two to try out. Fabric Mod Podge and Satin Mod Podge. I wanted to try something different, because I seem to stick with plain ol' Matte (and, I hate gloss, remember?) When it came in the mail, I was in Heaven. Look at the beauties.
First, I'll show you how to make wood plug earrings using the Satin Mod Podge.
Step two: stick the wood plug (Mod Podge side down) onto your paper (my paper is a yellow design, but the back of it is blue. Sorry for any confusion)
Step three: paint the remaining area that shows on the wood plug a color that goes with your paper.
Step four: (wait for paint to dry) and cut around the wood plug.
Step five: Use a sponge brush to paint over the entire wood plug (paper and paint), wait for it to dry, and glue on your earring with hot glue.
Ta-Da! You're finished!
Now, onto the wood plug earrings using Fabric Mod Podge. Look how thick it is!
Anyway, on to the tutorial.
Step uno: coat the wood plug with a layer of Mod Podge Fabric.
Step dos: place the wood plug (Mod Podge side down) onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Step tres: coat the sides of the wood plug with Mod Podge Fabric.
Step cuatro: cut little tabs into your fabric, to help it lay flat around the wood plug. Begin to fold the flaps in.
Step cinco: continue to fold flaps of fabric inward, onto the wood plug, being careful to keep the bumps away.
Step seis: give the whole wood plug (fabric and all) a nice coat of Fabric Mod Podge. Wait for Mod Podge to dry and hot glue your earring to the back.
Step siete: be absolutely blown away by the fact that I can count to seven in Spanish.
Easy, right? Here are the finished products.
Mmm. I love it.
A few thoughts:
-Use thinner wood plugs than I did...Definitely!
-Mod Podge Satin rocks. It holds really well and it isn't too shiny. In fact, I'll probably be using the Satin finish on most of my projects from here on out (sorry, M.P.Matte!). I love the hint of shine, without my project screaming "LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEE" like I sometimes feel that Shiny does. I swear, you need to buy this.
-Mod Podge Fabric is amazing. I was pretty sceptical when I first saw it in stores. I didn't understand why I couldn't just use regular Mod Podge. I mean, that's how I made my Mod Podged shoes and they turned out fine! But, now it all makes sense. Fabric Mod Podge dries so much softer than regular Mod Podge does, and it barely looks like I used Mod Podge on it at all. It just looks like regular ol' fabric. I like that.
-I wish that I had something awful to say about at least ONE of these products. But, I really can't think of a single thing. Lame, right?
-Oh, and here's a huge tip. Never ever EVER let your dogs craft with you. They WILL ruin everything. I wonder if I could Mod Podge their mouths shut next time...hmmmmmm, should I use Mod Podge Fabric or Satin for that...Amy?
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