Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bring on the Mod Podge!

I adore using Mod Podge and use it almost as much as I use Gorilla Glue for my art projects. When I think back, I've been using Mod Podge forever...I created gifts for my girlfriends in high school and college using it!

I used matte Mod Podge to create this fun and funky container. I started with a small, handmade, vintage, wooden (wow, that's a lot of adjectives) box that I found at a garage sale. I paid more than usual for that type of item, but something "spoke to me." It already had a very dated decoupage on one side, so I had to sand it the best I could.

After sanding and cleaning, I went to work. Taking my trusty bottle of matte Mod Podge and a handful of scrapbook paper that I deemed worthy from my stash, I cut and sized paper to each side.

Careful consideration went into each paper I chose because I needed to find or have something vintage to add to it to create the three dimensional aspect. I distressed the papers with ink and then used Mod Podge to adhere and finish. The result is something I truly love!


Each side of this little box has it's own personality. I embellished every side with something vintage -- bingo pieces, a tape measure, old watch parts and bottle caps. (no, the coke one isn't vintage, but it looked vintage to me).

The wire handle makes this piece easy to cart around craft supplies or whatever. It's for sale at my Etsy shop and even appeared in an Etsy Treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c4af84372896d91cf9e7ff5/sum-of-many-parts

This week I'm linking up to:
The CSI Project

10 comments:

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Cute AND handy. What a great combination!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

I love how you added the embellishments, it's so 3D, very cute!

Mod Podge Amy said...

I love it!!

Nancy said...

This is beautiful!!

blesid said...

I LOVE THIS! Great job! Now you've got my creative juices flowing! bles-id.blogspot.com

Terri said...

Hey Renee! Love your blog! I've gone thru the entire thing this morning!!! Following!

Kara said...

Gorgeous!

Kara

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I KNEW you'd be afinalist! Congrats!! You rock!

Renze said...

Thank you everyone!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Hi Renee! I love this project and your blog. I just signed up to be your newest follower and would love for you to do likewise, if you like my blog. I've also featured your project on my blog as one of my August bookmarks.