I discovered “mod podging” (or decopodge) in college. Maybe we were weird (I prefer to think we were trendsetters), but my friends and I would mod podge whatever we could get our hands on – frames, boxes, photo albums – you name it. It was an inexpensive but sentimental gift. I ran across this beauty the other day…
I made this for my husband, but we were “friends” at the time. Explains the collage of people in the frame instead of a picture of just us. It’s pretty cheesy, but it was sweet (I think?) at the time.
I was excited to revisit my mod podging days, and I got this idea off of Pinterest. Using photos, paint, mod podge and unfinished wooden plaques (found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels for only a few dollars), you can create wall art.
I painted the plaques using three different but similar neutral colors (a beighish, greenish and grayish neutral) and let them dry. I then distressed them by sanding them and added a light dry brush of another color. Finally I cut my photos and glued them on with mod podge.
Mod podge is really easy to use – you just brush it on! After you have the photos glued in place, you can mod podge the entire plaque – just brush right over the photo. I did a couple layers on each plaque and let it dry. Mod podge looks white when wet, but it will dry clear and become a shellac.
It’s an inexpensive and unique way to display some of your favorite photos.
sincerely, sara d.