Sunday, August 4, 2013

It's a Mod Podge Thing!

Debbie has been working on a new and unique project for our large panel of Quilt MN fabric.  She used her talent with a foam brush and Mod Podge to create a great floormat! 

It is on a base of RocLon Multi-Purpose Cloth, which we have on hand along with the lovely Mod Podge.  You don't want to miss out on this one!

Just a little Mod Podge trivia, because I know you are having flashbacks to some of your early craft projects!  The name comes from "Modern Decoupage" back in the early 60's when decoupage was a big trend, but was created with coats of varnish.  A clever and crafty woman developed her own formula for an improved product, and the rest is history!
Here are the directions from Debbie:

Decoupage Floor Cloth

 Mod Podge   
Fine grit sandpaper or steel wool    
Multi Purpose Cloth    
Fabric for the front and back
   Foam Brush   
Plastic Drop Cloth to protect work surface

1.  Cut the main fabric and the backing one inch larger than the desired finished size of the floor cloth.
2.  Cut the Multi Purpose Cloth to the desired finished size.
3.  Apply Mod Podge to one side of the Multi Purpose Cloth. 
Immediately attach backing fabric to the Mod Podged surface, smoothing out wrinkles and bubbles.
4.  Apply Mod Podge to the backing fabric.  Let dry 1-2 hours.
5.  Trim backing fabric even with the Multi Purpose Cloth. Use your rotary cutter for an even trim.
6.  Turn the floor cloth over and apply Mod Podge to the other side of the floor cloth.  Center the main fabric on the floor cloth so that you will have fabric to wrap to the wrong side of the cloth.  Smooth out wrinkles and bubbles. Let dry.
7.  Sand lightly with steel wool or fine grit sand paper, if desired.
8.  Repeat so that you have 4-5 layers of Mod Podge on the front and 3-4 layers on the back, sanding between coats.
9.  Wrap excess front fabric to the back side and apply Mod Podge under the fabric to hold it to the floor cloth and over the fabric so that it will also be finished.  If desired, Mod Podge one inch strips of fabric  to cover the raw edges of the wrap around fabric for a more finished look.
10.  Apply Mod Podge to the back side one more time.
Let your creativity run wild!  Cover floor cloth with charm squares, applique shapes.
Add trim or rick rack for even more variety!

So dip a brush in your mod podge bottle and see what you can create!  Come in the store and walk all over our floormat!

1 comment:

MissesStitches said...

What a great idea, Debbie! Love it!