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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Books and Mod Podge...

I don't know if any of you are like me, but when I get my hands on a good book I'm completely and totally engrossed until the last page...of the last book (if it's a series).
So, this last week, I've been overindulging on some excellent books, while neglecting my crafting endeavors. However, between pages, I was able to take a little walk into the world of Mod Podge. And let me tell you, it was fun and exciting! I enjoyed myself, and made two picture frames using some of what you see below...

So..the ingredients to make a simple (but sweet) picture frame:
1. Some Mod Podge (I bought mine from JoAnn's for $4, use a 50% coupon and make it even cheaper)
2. A picture frame (JoAnn's has these for $2)
3. A sponge brush ($0.39 at JoAnn's)
4. Some scrapbook paper (or any other paper you have including magazines)

Now, I don't have any pictures of the process, but it's simple enough.
First, decide what you want your background paper to be, and cut enough for it to fit around the entire frame.
Second, paint a layer of mod podge on the frame and stick your background paper on.
Third, paint another layer of mod podge on top of the background paper, and place your design on top of this mod podge layer. Let dry.
Next, paint a layer of mod podge on the entire frame (including the sides) to add a finishing layer. Let dry.
Finally, step back and admire your work.
Here's my work:
*Note...please don't mind the first frame, I didn't realize the ink would smear when I put the mod podge over it.

Enjoy! Jenn


  1. Very cute! I love the hearts you put on the sides!

    Thanks for coming over and leaving a comment! Of course I don't mind if you spotlight one of my projects! It's nice to meet you!


  2. Way cute Jen! My favorite was the one with little hearts. I'm going to have to pick up some modge podge one of these days.It seems like pretty useful stuff.

  3. JEN i am totallly into these, like addicted. i keep forgetting to take pictures before i give them away but i have one now that i want to post since it is SO cute but i have to wait until the baby shower or she will see it. i could do these all day!


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