I have a fabulous treat for you all today! Have you heard of Modge Podge Rocks? Amy is an amazingly talented lady…..I wished we lived closer we could have some serious fun crafting! Today Amy is sharing an adorable Mod Podge project for us!! I LOVE this idea!! ……….!
Well hallo! I’m Amy from Mod Podge Rocks, your local wacky decoupage expert. You may have visited me to learn more about Mod Podge, but if you haven’t, please swing on by. Be prepared to be “wowed” by the amazing community of people who use and love Mod Podge. Cheryl and I are both part of that community, and I’d love for you to join us!
One thing you might not know about me is that I started my crafty journey with a sewing machine at about 10 years old. My mother sewed a lot and made me learn, which I hated at the time but am thankful for now. As an homage to my mother and to the many seamstresses/Mod Podgers who read my blog, I created this sewing award. It’s actually a pin that you can attach to a sewing bag or a shirt . . . you can even use it for a gifty tag. Customize it for the crafter in your life.
Gather These Supplies:
Die cut machine – I have a Sizzix Big Shot and an award ribbon die
Scrapbook paper – I used two sheets of Cosmo Cricket’s Material Girl
Maya Road Chipboard Collection – Sew Cute
FolkArt Paint – Pink, Baby Pink, Titanium White and Silver Anniversary
Mod Podge Hard Coat
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Flat paint brush
Liner paint brush
Lara’s Crafts 2″ wood circle
1 1/2″ pin back – self-adhesive
The first thing you are going to do is cut out your ribbon piece. I used one sheet of scrapbook paper for the main part of the ribbon and a second, coordinating sheet for the inside of the ribbon. Once you have your die cuts, set aside.
If you don’t have a die cutter, never fear! You can use a template from the internet (search for award ribbon line art) – just be sure to use something license-free if it’s for other than personal use.
I painted my pieces next. I chose to use a wood piece as the main part of my pin to make it sturdy. I painted the wood piece and the main body of the thread Pink, the “spool” of my chipboard thread Titanium White and the needle Silver Anniversary. Let everything dry and set them aside. Set them aside in a safe place – I spent about 30 minutes looking for the MIA needle at one point!
Attach the ribbon die cut to the wood circle. I used Hard Coat Mod Podge – you don’t have to, but I wanted the Satin finish. Paint Mod Podge around the edge and then adhere the ribbon shape to the wood circle. Smooth thoroughly.
Add Mod Podge to the center of the circle, and place your circle piece in the middle. Smooth and allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Coat the entire piece with Mod Podge – I even did the back! Mod Podge will help the ribbon not to tear. Do at least three coats, allowing time to dry between coats.
Glue down the chipboard pieces with Mod Podge. I decided at the last minute to use my Baby Pink and liner brush to give some texture to the thread. Just a little swoop here and there adds some interest.
Now’s the fun part! I love Dimensional Magic. LOVE! It fries with the same kind of look as an epoxy, glassy and raised, but without the mixing and chemicals. All you have to do is turn the bottle over and tap gently to remove bubbles (don’t shake), then start squeezing gently on the object(s). Build it up as much as you like! I added to both the thread and needle.
Allow to dry overnight.
Add your self-adhesive pin back and press . . . you’re done. It doesn’t take long to make a variety of awards for friends.
I love buttons, so I’m thinking a button award might be next! Would it be bad to give it to myself?
Thanks to Cheryl and you, her readers, for having me. Your visit means a lot. Swing by Mod Podge Rocks! anytime for the latest decoupage debauchery. Hope to see you soon!
Thanks again Amy…….you really do ROCK!!
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