15 October 2013

Mod Podge Creation Reveal...

Yesterday a French look DIY pot was created...
Find the 'how do do it' info here:

24 hours drying time later, with my bowl of water and cloth in hand...
I start to wet the label...
AND THEN...
SHOCK, 
HORROR...
 realised I had modpodged over it yesterday 
when that is NOT what you do!
NOTE TO SELF (for future craft sessions)
PRINT the instructions...
don't just read online and then think you will remember how to do it.
So here is what I should have done...
Brushed the modpodge onto the label....
Smoothed it onto the pot... 
Then left it to dry for 24 hours.
Thank you 'Heavens Walk' for those instructions.
So because of my mistake,
Removal of the label was a painstaking event!
It took quite a white to get it off... 
But get it off I did!
One coat of clear sealer later...
It was complete.
In the end, it worked,
even though I thought I was heading for a DIY craft disaster!
Yay!  Final result is one super cool French look pot, 
that will look so good in my laundry revamp (= ongoing project!)
Now that I actually know how to do this right,
I will definitely be creating some more!
The vase was a great success...
 and looks fab on the mantel. 
 It sits next to the fleurs basket...
Filled with 
snowball tree flowers, roses...
and pretty purple blue Japanese irises.
 I am loving this wee bit of BLING
the colours compliment the violet fabric perfectly.

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