So you would think, being the lover of crafts that I am, that I would have LOADS of experience using Mod Podge (the all-purpose adhesive, sealant, epitome of all things crafty). But, no! Today was my FIRST EVER Mod Podge project…and I have to say, I’m sold! It was simple to use, easy to clean up, and had very fun results. In fact, my Pin Project for tomorrow also involves the Podge…but I’m getting ahead of myself. Today’s project was inspired but a couple different pins, but the original idea was a sort of painted over collage on canvas (which I still might try some day).
However, this project is not a collage…instead, it began with a garage sale children’s book that I couldn’t get rid of. After purchasing the book “for its cover” I realized that the story was poop, but I still loved the artwork so I just packed it away. I was finally inspired to try Mod Podge-ing my favorite illustrations to little canvases (6″x8″) and hanging them in the kiddo’s room. This was the result:
The basic storyline: little boy meets a new playmate in his backyard (a ferocious lion) and they spend the afternoon laying in the sun and eating apples. The moral of the story was what was strange to me & why I decided to dismantle the book for future art projects rather than bother reading it to my children…
I really like the end result and I’m going to stop somewhere tomorrow to pick up a third canvas to complete the trio. Also, the picture below shows my complete Pom Pom project from last week…in case you were wondering. 🙂 Happy crafting!