It's not crochet, but I figure its within the rules to post about other random craft projects that catch my wandering brain's fancy and pull me away from the Hat Factory I am currently running right now.
I keep seeing projects with Mod Podge on Pinterest and the idea of Mod Podg-ing some paper to a canvas has appeal to me because its...uuh....simple? No talent in actually creating something that looks good onto the canvas is required. Cut & smear. Got it!
Mod Podge was $8 for the small jar at Michaels. But alas, according to this blogger, you can make your own out of water + Elmers Glue. I dont know about you, but I seem to have a problem keeping glue flowing around here. After one application of Elmers glue to a kid's project, the bottle is hopelessly clogged and the whining begins. Glue sticks arent much better, they dry up on us after about 1-2 uses. But this blog is not about my adhesive related challenges, but more to explain why I had 3 half full bottles of Elmers Glue lying around.
Those, plus a canvas my son "ruined" in a painting-while-manic state, plus a Santa pic and some scrapbook paper. Prepare for the amazing...
Paint the edges black, smear on the homemade mod-podge...ok, that looks crappy, I think the pic needs a border. Hey, what about this Merry Christmas paper I have? I can add that to cover some of the edges on my border. Why is there black paint on my red paper. Oh crap, I didnt let the paint dry and now its all over my hands. How much of this glue crap do i use? My red paper is too big, maybe I can trim it with a knife.
Ok, so maybe *some* talent is required. But the plus side is that I can hide this away with the Christmas stuff and only laugh at my Mod Podge failure once a year.
(Note for future Mod Podge related crafting...actual pictures dont take to the glue-goo very well. I want to make a wedding canvas, so I will scan & print a wedding pic first, onto regular paper. We'll see how that goes.)