Welcome Mod Podge Maniacs! So glad you are here, I'm excited for the party!!! Mostly I'm excited because the project I started MONTHS ago is finally complete. Now I haven't been working on it for months, it has been sitting waiting for me to get back to it since I started it months ago, and ran into some problems.
But first things first...let's review the rules. You may link up any post new or old that shows us something fabulous to do with Mod Podge. It doesn't even have to be a project you did yourself...it can be something you ran across that you just think is really cool and want to share! Just make sure to give credit where credit is due.
Please remember to link back to me in your post. Also, please take the time to visit as many other party guests as you can...the idea is to share and receive great new ideas for Mod Podge!
NOW...down to business! I first saw this idea over at Sarah's. She snagged it from Ballard Designs, I snagged it from her. Sarah is not a fan of the Mod Podge, however I'm not a fan of the spray adhesive...so we both did it our own way! Here's the lowdown on how I did it:
1. Start out with 1/2 inch medium density fiber board (MDF), cut into 12"x12" squares. Home Depot will cut it for you...Lowe's won't. Just a little FYI. I used 9 squares.
2. Spray paint the edges of your MDF board. I used Rustoleum Espresso Brown.
3. Select a variety of scrapbook papers and adhere to your squares with Mod Podge. I have generally been able to be relatively wrinkle free with my projects, but this large surface proved to be a challenge...the first few squares I did months ago looked terrible! But I snooped around and snagged some tips from other bloggers, and I had much better luck this time! Put MP on the back of the paper and on your hard surface, then use a straight edge (like an old credit card - thanks for the tip Jen) to smooth out all the bubbles. Let dry before adding MP over the top of the paper.
4. Place your boards out to dry on every available surface in your work area, causing your kids to complain that there is nowhere to sit or eat.
5. Once dry, flip your boards over and use an X-acto knife to trim any paper edges that are overlapping.
6. Beg your close family friend James to come hang them for you. I grew up with James, and his wife Kimberlee, who also happens to be my cousin and one of my very best friends (she knows all my secrets). Now sure, Hubby and I could have managed this...but James has like this supernatural ability to quickly do anything architectural with skill and perfection...he's like this architectural freak or something. So for the sake of my sanity, and my marriage...I chose him!
7. Snap cute picture of James and Kimberlee's baby while you're waiting for James and hubby to quit goofing around and get the things hung.
I. am. so. in. love. with. it. What do ya think?