Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mod Podge 50th Birthday Blog Hop

Mod Podge is celebrating 50 years of creativity and we, AFCI Designers are celebrating right along with a Blog Hop!
I am the 4th stop of the hop, but if you want to start from the beginning, please visit the Designer Crafts Connection Blog.

For my project, I am giving some much needed TLC to wood folding tray table.
(The supply list is at the bottom of the post.)

The table was accidentally left outside. It has water stains and the top is a bit warped, but still salvageable. I cleaned it up and sanded the top.
I then sprayed the top with a white flat paint. I painted the top white because the fabric has white stripes and I didn't want the wood grain peering through.
Once the 3rd coat of white paint dried, I masked off the top with butcher paper.
I then painted the bottom including, the rounded edges with Folk Art Chalkboard black paint. While the 2nd coat chalkboard paint dried, I started prepping the fabric.

Follow the instructions on the Mod Podge Fabric bottle.
I washed and ironed the fabric as instructed. I wanted the rounded edges of the tables to show, so I measured the surface I wanted covered. I transferred the measurements onto butcher paper to create a pattern, if you will. I pinned the pattern to the fabric and cut.
I then applied the Mod Podge Fabric to the backside of the fabric. I started applying with a foam brush. Negative. It dragged the fabric all over the place. The instructions clearly stated, apply with fingers. So, I followed the instructions and it worked so much better.
Adding the Mod Podge to the backside of the fabric helps stiffen the fabric and prevents the edges from fraying. The instructions called for 2 hours to dry. Since I was heavy handed with the Mod Podge, there I go again, not following instructions, I waited 4 hours to dry completely. {Smiles}

I was then ready to apply the fabric to the table top. I covered half of the table with the Mod Podge, applying a coat as evenly as possible. I then placed the fabric and then did the other half.
I took the brayer and smoothed out any air bubbles.
After waiting 24 hours for it to dry, I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the top of the fabric. I waited 48 hours for it to dry completely.

The makeover is complete! Here she is all prettied up!

There were a few air bubbles that appeared after it dried, but the floral striped fabric is very forgiving. You can't really see them unless, you are up close and personal.

I love the makeover! Ready to work out the details of my next project in DCWV Platinum Planner! {A frothy coffee helps!}

Thank you for hopping along. If you like to start from the beginning, please visit the DCC Blog please leave a comment to be entered to win one of the two Mod Podge prizes!

Mod Podge Fabric
FolkArt Chalk Paint Black
Mod Podge 7 Piece Tool Kit
Mod Podge Professional Kit
Mod Podge Foam Brushes 4 pc.
White Spray Paint
Sand Paper PS10 grit and PS14 grit
Fabric 1/2 yard 
Butcher paper
3M Painter's Tape

Friday, May 12, 2017

Special Announcement - U-Paint Creative Team Member

I am honored to announced, I have selected to join the Creative Team for U-Paint Metal Crafts!
U-Paint Crafts is division of the Frank Morrow Company; a company born in the US with manufacturing in the US since 1929.  
The U-Paint Metal Crafts line was developed and designed expressly for the craft industry and DIY Makers. There are over 300 individual designs and metal kits to choose from. The detail is outstanding!

Here are just a couple of the designs I have chosen to create with:

You can use paint, glitter, stains, oh how amazing will patina paste look on these pieces! They are available to purchase directly from U-Paint or through Amazon. I can't wait to get started!

Please follow U-Paint Crafts' Blog and Facebook.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Special Announcement!! {{Yay!}}

I am so proud to announce I am have joined the Rinea Design Team!

Rinea, a division of GlobalCrafting which opened for business in 2012. They offer a unique and amazing paper foil. The foil paper is a specialty crafting material imported from Germany and it's made up of paper lined with colorful aluminum foil on both sides. It works like paper with the beautiful foil and can be used with a array of different crafting tools. Yes, you can also use it on your electronic cutting machines! See my lantern owl here.

Rinea foil paper comes in Sampler Packs, Crafter's Packs, Crafter's Rolls and for those larger projects, available in Jumbo Rolls and Jumbo Packs too!

Please follow Rinea's Blog, Facebook and Instagram

Meet the 2017-2018 Rinea Design Team!