MAY Blog Hop - Mod Podge® by Plaid

Hi there today we are having a great blog hop with Mod Podge® by Plaid,  please make sure to start over at the DCC Blog to stop and see what all the designers created with these fun and creative products and to enter for thet giveaway to win your own products, you have to comment on the DCC blog and enter using the Rafflecopter widget, so good luck on the giveaway. 

Now for my project I wanted to make something for Father's Day.  I have a small nephew his dad is about to graduate from boot camp and thought it would be nice to make this project for him to give to his dad when we go see him graduate and become a US Marine officer.  

This foam elephant puzzle had two sides, the front had the letters, so I used that as the back, I didn't want the alphabet to show.

Now let's get started with this fun Father's Day photo frame.  I used some jumbo craft sticks to create a fence and instead of painting it I decided to decoupage the sticks with the  Mod Podge ® Puzzle Saver.

Each side was covered with a different color of tissue paper, here you can see I assembled the craft sticks and then covered them with the mod podge . 

Next I placed the blue tissue paper over the sticks and waited for it to dry, it didn't take long.  

I flipped over the sticks, applied more mod podge and then placed the red tissue paper. Once both sides were dried, I cut off all the excess with the scissors and use a nail file to trim off the tissue paper from the ends of the sticks.    

Now time to work on the foam puzzle.  I removed the puzzle pieces from the center, this is where the photo is supposed to go.  

I used a foam brush to apply the puzzle saver to the entire foam puzzle. once it was completely covered I place a piece of Rinea foil paper over the entire foam puzzle, I used the blue and gold foil sheet, I wanted to blue side to be on the front of the puzzle, so below you can see the gold side, I left it alone to dry.

Here is the front side of the foam puzzle, I trimmed all the blue Rinea foil around the elephant. 

Here I was playing around with the placement of all the frame pieces.

The extra puzzle pieces I used to add a father's day message, I printed this on the computer, and then trimmed out the text, used mod podge to glue the text onto the puzzle pieces.

Below you can see how the frame was assembled.  I used the Mod Podge ® Super Gloss to glue the foam puzzle to the fence created with the craft sticks, also used it to add some green tissue paper below the elephant to resemble grass. 

Next I added the puzzle pieces with the #1 Dad text on the frame, to finish it all up, I covered the entire front of the elephant with the super gloss mod podge, I wanted a glossy finish on this frame. 

 Now we just need to wait for the mod podge to dry and it will be ready for the photo.

Here is the picture frame all ready for my nephew's photo.  This was a great project, something you can easily do with a child. I've been using Mod Podge® by Plaid for so many years, great products.

I hope I have inspired you to get crafty with Mod Podge®, don't forget to enter the giveaway and make sure to leave your comments on all the blog posts, we love to hear what you have to say about all the projects we create. 

Products provided by Plaid for this blog hop:

Other products used
Jumbo craft sticks
Bargain's Buys elephant foam puzzle
Tissue Paper - blue, red and green (recycled from a gift)
Rinea foil paper sheet (blue and gold)
Westcott's scissors
Nail file
Silver chord



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