A Stick, Letters, Some Birds, and a Whole Lot of Mod Podge

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How’s that for a title? SEO?! Ha! I just returned from Haven (you can tell I learned a whole bunch…) and I have about 3 recaps in draft. I’m sorry, I stink. No, I’m not sorry. Life got in the way, and you are not top priority here. ;)

BUT!

I have an awesome project to share with you. The lovely folks at Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social (remember the giant Martha Stewart box?), blessed me with another huge box of crafty goodness.

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If you’re not familiar with Mod Podge, it’s almost like glue but with magic sealing properties. There are a crap ton of different kinds of Mod Podge and you can do just about anything everything with them.

Mod Podge just celebrated its 45th birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOD PODGE!!), but is keeping it fresh and adding new products all the time. So this is where I come in. I got a whole bunch of NEW stuff that JUST CAME OUT! and was asked to make something speeecial.

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Where to start?! I wanted to use it all! I decided to go the mixed media route with wall art to


use as many products as I could without making a huge distracting mess. :)

also an alternate title for this post

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Materials Needed:

Glow in the Dark Fluorescent
Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer (hi-gloss!)
Tracing Templates (Basic Shapes set)
Podgeable Shapes (Basic Shapes set)
Mod Podge Sampler set (I used Sparkle and Matte)

a stick
fishing line
oilblock stencils
leaves from the yard
painted paper plates (use your kid or borrow one) 
Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Pink Flamingo and Raspberry Ice

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There are five elements to my piece: 
a stick, letters, painted birds, leaves, and solid painted shapes

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I strung everything on fishing line and used Matte Mod Podge to glue them to the string. This way if things twirl, and they will, you won’t see any big clunky knots.

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I propped the stick on my chandelier and tied it all on…

and here. we. go!

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It sparkles, it moves, my kids helped, it has nature, and it glows in the dark.

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My favorite product?

I loved the Podgeable Shapes. At first I thought that they were kinda dumb, and you could achieve a similar look with just cut paper, but no. No, no no. The light shines through them, they look polished, like something you’d buy.

If you’re buying the Podgeable Shapes, you need the Tracing Shapes. They are like stencils made to match the Podgeables perfectly. And I would totally buy them independent of the podgeables. They had every shape you could want in any size, and it saved me from having to cut freehand and make a mess.

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But hands down, the Glow in the Dark Fluorescent. It looks normal in the light, amazing in the dark, and hard to photograph. But by using some of my fancy camera skills from Haven, I got it!

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Bam. Mod Podged.

Wow. That was a really long post. And it’s about to get longer!

 

Want to see what else was in my box?

stay tuned! I took a haul video as I opened it, and made a goof of myself. ;)

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For more Mod Podge crafty goodness, connect with Plaid Crafts!

· Twitter: http://twitter.com/plaidcrafts (@plaidcrafts, #NewModPodge for more projects like this)
· Facebook: http://facebook.com/InspiredByPlaid
· Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/plaidcrafts

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. I really, truly love the products mentioned in this post and think you will too

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