Our monthly Lunch n Learn class was held yesterday here at the Plaid corporate offices! In the event you just joined our blog, let me tell you that Plaid is the BEST place to work. One day a month, employees are given the opportunity to gather at lunchtime to share a meal provided by Plaid, visit with one another and I blessed with the time to teach a quick craft project and share product knowledge and crafting tips with all my coworkers. I say I am blessed because it truly is a blessing to work in a place that is “loaded” with creative folks; and I so enjoy watching them create projects as I instruct the basics of our product lines. Yesterday’s class featured our new Mod Podge Rocks! Peel & Stick Stencils and Mod Podge Podgeable Glitters. We decorated pint size canning jars and lids! It was so fun…come on…I’ll show you how.
The person behind the newest addition to the Mod Podge family of products is my good friend, Amy Anderson, designer and creator of Mod Podge Rocks! blog. (Amy is the gorgeous one on the right).
At product launch, there are six different adhesive Peel & Stick Stencils available. They all are great designs that sometimes it is hard to decide which one to use but let’s dive in...
Gather your supplies: Pint sized canning jar, Mod Podge (any formula will work – I used Gloss on my project), Mod Podge Peel & Stick Stencils (I used Skeleton Key), Mod Podge Podgeable Glitters, Mod Podge Spouncer, Rubbing alcohol, Paper towels, Small foam plate, and a Soft bristle brush.
As with all glass projects, thoroughly clean your canning jar in warm, soapy water and allow to dry. Moisten a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe the exterior of the jar to remove any remaining dirt, dust, or soap residue. Allow to dry.
Add a small puddle of Mod Podge to your foam plate. Dip the Mod Podge Spouncer into the puddle and dab on the side to remove excess. Remove the Peel & Stick adhesive stencil from the backing sheet and position stencil onto canning jar where desired. Press in place to remove any captured air bubbles.
Begin applying the Mod Podge to the canning jar through the open areas of the stencil. TIP: Be sure to apply Mod Podge to every nook and cranny of the design, obviously glitter will not adhere where Mod Podge was missed. TIP: You will want to work quickly as the Mod Podge may set up fast and begin to dry.
Remove the stencil and place in a container of water. Twist off the cap of the Mod Podge Podgeable Glitter of choice and while the Mod Podge is still wet, apply the glitter. Hold the nozzle of the Mod Podge Podgeable Glitter close to the surface and gently squeeze; a small pouf of glitter will fall onto the project. You will notice immediately how easy it is to control the placement of the glitter. I LOVE these glitter puffers!!
I like to work with a clean stencil every time, so wipe the stencil and then continue adding skeleton keys around the canning jar.
TIP: When you want to overlap or work close to a previously glittered area, place a section of waxed paper over the glittered section before you place your adhesive Peel & Stencil in place. The waxed paper will prevent the adhesive stencil from picking up glitter and compromising your design.
Oh, and if you want to capture your used glitter, work over a folded piece of copy paper. After glittering, you can then twist off the nozzle point of the glitter pouffer and add the glitter back to be used again. TIP: Some crafters also use folded wax paper or a file folder. You can also wrap your paper into a cone shape to make a funnel
Now that the jar is decorated, let’s not forget about the lid insert. Add some Mod Podge ….
And glitter too!
After allowing the stenciled and glittered skeleton keys to thoroughly dry, lightly brush over the glittered designs using a soft bristle brush. This will remove excess glitter.
Helpful Hints: Mod Podge glittered projects can be sealed if desired. I would suggest lightly spraying a coat of Mod Podge Gloss Sealer. This may seal some loose glitter particles but will not make it dishwasher safe. These projects should be created for decorative purposes only.
Look at this trio of projects! The two in the back also have Mod Podge Sheer Colors added to the interior of the canning jar. Learn how to use Mod Podge Sheer Colors!
Mod Podge Rocks!Peel & Stick Stencils and Podgeable Glitters can be used on wood surfaces too like the letter “M” and dollar frame!
Check out these two projects…a layered canvas and a wood birdhouse. The possibilities are endless!
I challenge you to go out and try these new stencils and glitters that are available at Michaels! You too will have fun and will want to glitter everything…after all...glitter is a crafter’s favorite accessory!