And, sometimes....your own turns out better! lol
I have ben running low on my most used product...Mod Podge.
I decided I wasn't going to spend $6.99 or $8.99 to get some more....so I started to research.
I couldn't find any videos on youtube making home made mod podge.....so I turned to Pinterest.
Most concoctions on Pinterest had you mixinf a 50/50 ratio of white glue and water.
If you wanted gloss, it stated to mix in some varnish....ewwwww. lol
So, I came up with my own little mix! I thought the 50/50 mix was too thin. I like Mod Podge because of the thickness factor.
Do here is what I did...
I added two bottles of Elmers white glue and 8 ozs of Tacky glue to a quart sized jar and mixed mixed mixed.
Now, if you like matte, then you are done at this point!
I'm not a matte kinda girl....so I had to come up with something to make it glossy......and I had an AAAAHA moment....Dimentional Magic!
I added in 1/3 the bottle of dimentional magic...and mixed mixed mixed again!
HELLO! I love this stuff!
With that mix it's a satin finish...with no brush marks! It's awesome!!
After my initial mix, I added in some perfect pearls for a shimmer, and some white halo glitter for a glitter....now I have three mixes for anything I could possibly imagine!
It's true! lol
I'm the worlds messiest crafter. I finished up a junk journal I was making today for a swap....and, it looks like a craft tornado hit my desk!
It looks like I got more glimmer mist on my hands that on my project! hehe
This was my first attempt at making a smashbook/junk journal/ whatever book.
Well, not my first....I did make my best friend Stacie a journal as well...but, it's more of what you would consider a true journal would look like.
I hope she likes her journal!!
This is the one I finished up today that was more....fru fru if you will. lol
It's super bulky! I think It has taught me lessons about how to make my next book! I hope the person I made it for likes it. I did put a lot of work into it....however, I did warn her it was my first book...so I hope she isn't disappointed.
As a side note... Do you like to make Mini Albums? If you do, there are some design team opening at Creativity Heals for mini album makers.
If you are interested, let me know and I'll get you in touch with the admin of that group!
There are also some opening on the cardmaking group and jewelry making group! :)
It seems to me that as soon as Halloween is over, the store switch things over to Christmas, without giving Thanksgiving it's proper dues. That is, if you live in the US! :) I made a couple of invitation cards for family, but that's about all I've been able to come up with.
This week my design team members and I over at Creativity Heals are having to make a project using the them "Giving Thanks", I think that might be my last Thanksgivingie project I do....besides school crafts.
I thought I'd share my invitations before I mailed them out...and then take a cue from the stores...and show you some Christmas cards I played around with to make. :)
All I did to make these was to cut a single sheet of 8.5x11 kraft cardstock in half as the card bases.
I then took some turkey sizzix die cuts and went over the feathers with different colors of Studio G stickles.
I added a strip of Thanksgiving paper to the card, then some fall leaves, and plopped the turkeys on top of that.
I added dimentional saying stickers to the front...and there you go! :)