June 17, 2010

My First Guest Blogger: Amy from Mod Podge Rocks!

I'm so happy to be blog swapping with Amy today!  Amy is the Mod Podge Queen--She hosts lots of Mod Podge giveaways, features some crazy stuff, and can do just about anything with Mod Podge.  Please stop by Mod Podge Rocks to see all of Amy's amazing work, and to check out my Father's Day Coaster Tutorial.

Well hallo! It's Amy from Mod Podge Rocks. Emily has so kindly invited me to do a Mod Podge project for you, so I'm here to show you the latest. I'm always Mod Podging something, but hardly ever on glass - I wanted to show you that Mod Podging on glass works well too! If you know me already, the the polka dots and color blue won't surprise you.
Not a bit.
These are decoupaged glass containers, recycled and given a new life. They can now hold anything really, but I like them sitting in the window. I took a pic for you outside so you can see how pretty they are when the light shines through the tissue paper. Aw yeah!
So how did I make them? I started with the glass jars above, which I got from a friend who wasn't using them. I washed them to make sure the oils were off of the surface. I also grabbed:
-tissue paper
-die cutter (or some other way to make circles/shapes)
-Mod Podge Gloss
-flat paintbrush
That's all you need!
First grab your tissue paper. I had an assortment of colors, and you can buy tissue in colored packs at craft stores. After that, you are going to want to make your shapes. I do have a Sizzix Big Shot, but I was crafting at a different location - so I pulled out this antique Sizzix machine and grabbed one of my circle dies. You don't have to cut circles, and you don't even need a Big Shot! You can cut random shapes freeform, use templates to trace and cut particular shapes or you can even tear the tissue. It's up to you.
See my circles? I love die cutters. I couldn't cut a circle correctly if my life depended on it. Cut enough shapes in enough colors and varying sizes that you have a lot to choose from. Set them to the side.
You are welcome to be organized about the entire process, but dear readers, you know me way better than that by now. I simply picked tissue paper circles in random shapes and sizes and stuck them on wherever. You don't need a ton of Mod Podge because the paper is so thin. My technique was to paint Mod Podge directly on the glass, place a circle down and then go over it lightly with Mod Podge.
Here's the blue one. Coat gently - you don't want to tear the tissue. Keep layering all the way around until you have covered the entire jar. Allow to dry for about 20 minutes.
Oh, the lids are up to you. On the blue one I left it plain, and on the purple one I put one circle in the middle.
After the first round is dry, give the outside a medium coat of Mod Podge all the way around. You can see that I had some little wrinkles in my tissue paper - don't worry at all! They are hardly visible when the project is dry, and it adds to the character. I've NEVER Mod Podge tissue without a few wrinkles.
Here's the finished product in the sun! Look at the pretty blue.
The purple is so awesome.
Thank you so much to Emily and to MS readers for having me. If you are a beginning Podger or just need some inspiration, head my way to Mod Podge Rocks. There are more projects than you can shake a stick at. We'd love to see you!

Thank you so much, Amy!


  1. Amy, nice job on the tissue paper on glass. LOVE the circles...doing that next!:)

  2. Great job!! These will look awesome on my carport tucked in between my plants!

  3. Very cool! I am currently working on your coasters project from Amy's site, but used scrapbook paper instead of photographs - didn't know it was yours!



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