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January 13 2014

How to Use Mod Podge Peel & Stick Stencils

My friend, Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks blog who is also a craft designer and celebrity for Plaid is the brain child behind a brand new addition to the Mod Podge product line.  I am so happy to share with you Mod Podge Peel & Stick Stencils and Mod Podge Podgeable Glitters!  Take a look at the six different Peel & Stick Stencils and the four Podgeable Glitters.  Looks like fun, eh?

You are going to LOVE this new addition to the Mod Podge family of products.  They are so easy to use.  Simply stencil Mod Podge through the stencil, lift and apply the glitter.  It is as easy as that!  Think of all the surfaces that can be jazzed up and decorated, such as glass, wood, terra cotta, ceramics, canvas, paper mache, etc.

I want to share a quick project with you that incorporates decoupage techniques, Mod Molds as embellishments and is “glitzed” with glitter and sparkle!  So let’s get started.  First let’s gather the supplies you will need: 

•    Wood Alphabet Letter (I used an A that was already painted white)
•    FolkArt Multi-Surface Paints Lavender, Fresh Cut Grass and Deep Ocean Blue
•    Gloss Mod Podge
•    Mod Podge Spouncer
•    Mod Podge Peel & Stick Stencil - Tangier
•    Mod Molds – Nature (I used the butterflies)
•    Mod Melts
•    Mod Podge Squeegee
•    Miscellaneous Supplies:  Container for water, stencil brush, waxed paper, scissors, white craft glue, 3/4” Flat brush, Paper towels, Foam plate for palette, Pencil, Scrapbook paper, and a soft bristled brush

Begin by tracing around the wood letter using a pencil to mark the shape you will cut.  I choose a bright scrapbook paper pattern of blues, lavenders and white.  TIP:  If your pattern is too busy to see the pencil line to cut along, flip your paper and wood letter over; trace around the letter against the white backside.  Using scissors, cut along the pencil line.  The paper will be applied to the bottom half of the letter so only cut out half of the letter, (approximately 3 1.2”).

Using a 3/4" flat brush loaded with Gloss Mod Podge, brush the Mod Podge on the backside of the paper as well as the front side of the letter.  You will be placing “glue to glue” to adhere the paper to the wood letter.  Place the cut paper directly onto the letter and press in place using your fingers.

Cover the decoupaged paper with a piece of waxed paper and smooth over the surface with a Mod Podge squeegee using light, even pressure to remove excess Mod Podge and release any caught air bubbles.  Remove waxed paper and allow to dry 10 – 15 minutes.  Brush over the paper section with a smooth, even application of Mod Podge to seal and then allow to dry.

Now comes the real fun part …. Adding a glittered pattern to the top half of the letter!  Remove the Peel & Stick Stencil from the backing sheet, center over the top half of the wood letter and press in place.  Pour a small amount of Mod Podge onto a foam plate, and then load a Mod Podge spouncer by dabbing into the puddle.  Apply the Mod Podge over the open areas of the stencil. TIP:  Lift your project and view it at different angles to be sure you have all sections covered before you lift to remove the stencil.

 

Immediately lift the stencil and set it in a bowl of water.  Remove the cap to the Mod Podge Podeable Glitter, point the tip downward and lightly squeeze the bottle.  Glitter will “pouf” out onto your surface and will be captured where the Mod Podge had been stenciled.  Tip:  Work quickly before the Mod Podge begins to dry.

If your project surface is larger than the stencil, then you will need to repeat the design.  Here is a tip for you… lay a clean section of waxed paper over the stenciled and glittered area, then place the Peel & Stick stencil in place.  You not only will keep the backside of the adhesive stencil clean but you will also not disturb the previously decorated area.  And here’s another tip, I like to rinse to clean my stencil between uses.  After rinsing, simply blot it dry before laying it over the surface again.

Continue applying Mod Podge and Podgeable Glitters until the entire top half of the letter has been patterned with glitter!  Allow to thoroughly dry. 

Using a soft bristled brush, (sometimes I use a stencil brush, lightly brush away the excess glitter.

Paint the butterfly Mod Melts as you desire.  I used FolkArt Multi-Surface paint and painted the two large butterflies Deep Ocean Blue and Lavender.  The smaller ones are Fresh Cut Grass and Deep Ocean Blue. 

I also painted Fresh Cut Grass as a trim around the entire edge of the letter. Of course, either Deep Ocean Blue or Lavender would look great too!

And here is my finished personalized letter complete with Mod Podge Molds, Peel & Stick Stencils and Podgeable Glitters.  The best part … it is so easy, does not take a long time to create and the possibilities are endless! 

Thanks, Amy for creating such a fun-to-craft line of stencils.  You knew that everyone LOVES to add a little sparkle and bling to their projects but being able to add sparkle in a pattern, WOW, I LOVE it!!

 

 

 

Comments (6) -

Walter Silva
United States Walter Silva

Cool, can't wait to try the NEW stencils!

Gerri Zoppa
United States Gerri Zoppa

Yeah!!! Glitter for glass.....love it!!

Amy Anderson
United States Amy Anderson

Thank you so much for sharing my new product!! I'm so excited! xo

Nancy Griffin
United States Nancy Griffin

What an awesome craft with the new line of stencils!  I cannot wait to get my hands on them!!!  

Great project! And, thanks for the tips. Smile

Yes everyone, these new Mod Podge Peel & Stick stencils and the Podgeable Glitters are definitely a winning combination! And right now ..... They can be found at Michaels.  Oh the crafting possibilities!!

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