Thursday, March 17, 2011

ModgePodge and ...

scissors, magazines, brushes or sponges, old letters, stamps, ugly tins that are too useful to throw out, and most importantly, a talented artistic gal to spend a crafternoon with.


OK, so I've known Miss Crafty since she was two. Wow, that makes me old--never mind. She and her sister Beks have been my daughter's friends since they were all babies, and for as long as I can remember, Lisa and her sister have been making all sorts of delightful things. Honored that this girly girl would want to hang out with an old lady and teach her the art of collage/decoupage.

What I most appreciate about Lisa's approach to collage is that she really thinks it through rather than just slapping together a bunch of pretty pictures. She considers color and theme. In her own words, "It's like putting a puzzle together or telling a story".

Here's a clever use of an old soda can tab. It looks like a belt buckle, doesn't it?

Lisa carefully plans out her design, making sure she's completely satisfied with the layout before gluing anything to the tin.

How cool is that - besides beautiful, that's one less Altoids tin rusting away in a landfill.

*ModgePodge® can be found in most craft stores. I am receiving no compensation for this announcement :)

24 comments:

Kerrie said...

this is inspiring! very cool. :)

Cheryl said...

That looks really good fun. I thought the soda ring was a buckle. Love the idea that it is like putting a puzzle together.

I've heard of people altering Altoids tins, but now I know what they are doing. Is it the tin or the contents that make it an Altoid?

Niamh said...

It's St. Paddy's day. You paid no homage. What would your grandmother say?

Christine said...

Another great use for useless tin donations at the thrift shop. I shall watch out for them next time I volunteer. Wonderfully creative post.

Jodi said...

Cheryl, Altoids are the content's very strong mints.

Jodi said...

Niamh, Oops! You're right. I can hear her voice, "Maggie May, you bold, brass article!"

Jodi said...

Kerrie and Christine, thank you, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thatfowlergirl said...

Lovely post, as always, and lovely crafts to boot! Those tins were beautiful, Lisa, and I look forward to seeing more of them soon. ^.^

P.S. Happy St. Patrick's Day ;)

Beth Stone said...

Looks like my kind of party! :o) Fun fun fun... and glad to know I'm not the only one addicted to Mod Podge and saving old tins. :o) Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Amy said...

Now I know how we'll use the Harney and Sons tea tins in the basement. . . thank you:) Looks so fun! I do love using Modge Podge. And, I get no compensation from Harney and Sons for mentioning them:)

Stephanie Ann said...

They look very pretty. I very much like the one with the bridge and the butterfly.

Linda said...

I love this. I found myself making collages when I was about 16 to 20. I just loved making them. It is a lot of fun. Your young collagist, though, has real talent--an imagination to imbue everyday objects along with pictures with a brand new meaning and even narrative. You've probably inspired her, given your lovely multi-media diary. Keep us posted on your creations.

Nancy said...

Ethel just made a Mod Pod collage on an old pair of shoes. The two of you really need to meet someday. If I didn't love you both so much I'd be thoroughly intimidated by your mad Mod Podge skills.

deb colarossi said...

One of my daughters is the collage queen in our house. So far she's confined her passion mostly to bristol board... I'm afraid to let her know that there are endless possibilities.

So inspiring . You are no doubt a wonderful person to be around :)

Emily Young said...

Wow! She's very talented.

Looks like a fun day :)

Bethany Ann said...

ACK! before i was a mother, i used to LOVE decoupaging stuff!! i should rediscover my love -- teach it to my boys. on a CRAFTERNOON!! ACK! love it!!

Julie said...

Excellent! Now I know what to do with the tins I've been hoarding! Thanks, Jodi!

Deidra said...

Wonderful ideas! I'm more of the "slap on a few pictures" type than the planning it through type. The planning gets better results, I'd say. :)

Jodi said...

Nancy, ModgePodge shoes? Oh, the wheels are turning!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

AHHH! Must do this sooooooon!
I loved to do collages and then I quit because I never thought of putting my stuff onto STUFF!

Hana - Marmota said...

I do kind of decoupage sometimes, but no collage of this kind - this is so inspiring!
Tell her. :-)

Leslie said...

She should sell her stuff on Etsy. It's really cool.

Julian said...

my daughter collects tons of things that have no more umph in them. She is 12. Im going to show her this post, and show her what your daughter made. Then Im gonna buy some Altoids, and modge podge. Thanks so much for the great idea, and i really like the way your daugther thinks.:) christina

joanny said...

Jodi

This is great, cyber arts and crafts projects. I love it. Oh I need grand children sigh, my boys are grown up now and no one to do projects with. But I have hot glued moss and flowers and ribbons to old high heel shoes and used them as garden decorations for spring tea parties and a bridal shower I help host. I think I posted a pic once on my blog. Anyway this was fabulous fun.

joanny

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