A tutorial to help you make a glittered polka dot frame quickly using the new line of Mod Podge Rocks peel and stick stencils.
Raise your hand if you have heard of the blog Mod Podge Rocks. I bet most of your hands are raised, huh? Mod Podge Rocks, Our Best Bites, and Tatertots & Jello were seriously the only blogs that I had heard of before I started blogging myself. To me these women are like blogging gods. So, naturally, when Amy from Mod Podge Rocks reached out the little ‘ole me as one of the bloggers that she was asking to review and play with her new peel & stick stencils I was geeking out a bit, blogger style! AMY KNOWS WHO I AM?!? SAY WHAT?!? It’s all very exciting. To me at least. 😉
Obviously, I said I would love to play with her stencils, so the other day I got creating. Truth be told, I am not a very good stenciler. This is only the second time that I have stenciled anything, and the last time it was with cardboard stencils. To say that these were easier to use than the cardboard ones would be a major understatement. These were AMAZING to use compared to cardboard ones! Hip hip hooray for reusable peel and stick stencils!!! I still made mistakes on my polka dot frame, as I’m sure that you can see—don’t look at my frame too closely, please! 😉 But I love the way my glitter polka dot frame looks on our living room end table. Right now it has a Valentine’s Day vibe going on with a pic of my sis on her wedding day, later it will have a neutral vibe going on with my fav pic of my mom and her girls inside the frame.
Let’s check out how I made it. It was very simple, although if you are more patient than I you will get better results. Here are the supplies that I used:
* a basic wooden frame (from the craft area of Walmart), spray painted lavendar
* a photo
* purple glitter (I used a nifty glitter puff-er that Amy sent to me to test out, which minimizes mess.)
* Mod Podge
* foam brush (I used a spouncer applicator that Amy sent me to try. It was the perfect size!)
* puffy hearts (from the Target dollar bin)
* hot glue gun & glue
* Mod Podge Rocks Peel & Stick Polka Dot Stencil (These are only on sale at Michael’s at this time.)
Once your frame is painted and dried, peel and stick the stencil onto the frame. I got a bit off with my positioning, so my dots are 100% evenly spread out. That is very preventable. It’s called patience. I have it only in a very short supply. 🙂
Use your foam spouncer (or brush) to apply the Mod Podge over the stencil. Be generous with the Mod Podge. Where I tried to make it spread so I wouldn’t waste any was where my dots look a bit fuzzy. The crisp dots were generously Mod Podged.
Now peel off the sticker and put it back onto the plastic backing for a moment. Now add glitter. The little puffers were handy and did indeed make for much less mess, but it seems like it would be harder to save excess than if you were shaking it back into a jar. Your call. I did like how fine the glitter was as well.
Now repeat all the way around your frame! I didn’t wait for mine to dry, which is why it’s all a bit imperfect, but I really do love it the way that it is and never notice the imperfections when I pass it by to go upstairs.
Once the Mod Podge is dry use a paper towel or tissue to gently brush away the excess glitter that may be clinging to your polka dot frame. Time to add embellishments! I used these puffy heart stickers that I found in the Target dollar bins. I simply peeled off the sticker part and hot glued them to the frame.
Ta-da! Pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself.
Do you think that you will give this project or something similar a try? For more great ideas be sure to visit Amy’s blog. She is the queen of all things Mod Podge, and that’s the truth!
Have a lovely day!
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