Monday, March 11, 2013

Mod Podge Anyone?


We are all familiar with Mod Podge correct? I found this nifty definition for it on!

Definition: Mod Podge is a brand name for a decoupage medium. This word is used as a synonym for decoupage by some people. Some people also use it to describe any adhesive used for decoupaging.

 Now I had to explain to my signifcant other that mod podge was actually a thing, not just an expression.
"That is just a mod podge of stuff!"

I have always been fascinated by mod podging. And by fascinated I guess I mean think it's freakin' amazing. So I thought I would try my hand at it.

Take on! The images are from the second comic in the series NYX. Now I found this comic at the Goodwill so I haven't been able to read the whole series. But the artist of the comic is Josh Middleton. I really enjoy his art style because of how light and whimsical it is.

Do you see those FAT wrinkles on the top images? Don't hate! It was my first try. But it did get better. Let me show you.
 This worked out much better for me. Not perfect but I'm happy with it. The top of the box sports the front splash page of the comic and the sides capture the scene where the main character stops time and narrowly avoids a bullet in her direction. The inside is painted a lovely violent as well a a 'crystal' that makes the box sparkle.

I don't know about you guys but I'm really proud of myself. I need to finish the box as a whole with some kind of finish and it will be done. For sale? I'm not sure yet. Might keep it for myself. ;D

You remember the new artist Karis and I found to sell his perler bead creations? Here he is. He gave us a boat full of art. So Karis and I decided every one needs coasters.

Karis bought cork board and expertly cut out shapes to create a perfect backing to each piece. I used my most pro glue gun skill to place them perfectly and securely. They were glued with hot wax instead of super glue that can have some harmful chemicals in them. 

Spring break is coming up you guys! You know what that means, Dea's second foot surgery, days of Netflix and crafting. Stick around to see what magic happens from our craftiness. 

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