How cool is it when someone takes your idea and runs with it? Well, Christine from Christine and Co did just that. Twice!
You may (or may not – no pressure) recall my Mod Podge Rocks tutorial on making a recipe card holder. Mine looked like this:
Shortly after it was posted I got a terrific email from Christine sharing her version of my project. In a brilliant move she both simplified construction and made it even more useful with her addition of a big clip.
And now she’s gone ahead and made another one with a Halloween Theme and it is equally terrific.
To be honest, if these things weren’t recorded on the web and traceable I think I’d just say “look what I did” and post the pictures.
Christine’s blog is full of great projects all of which were inspired by me! and fun writing
I’m on a bit of decoupage kick of late.
My friend Kelly presented me with a challenge. She found this magazine rack at a yard sale and brought it to me:
I decided that just painting it probably wasn’t going to satisfy her request so I started thinking and looking around for ideas. I may have been a bit too literal (or redundant) but I thought “why not decorate a magazine rack with magazines?” After some web hunting I came up with a lot of really great, vintage, women’s magazine covers. I realized I didn’t want to attach each one individually so I put them all together into a collage.
After a couple coats of American Accents Heirloom White (btw, if any of use American Accents- Home Depot just lowered their price and now HD is the cheapest source) it was ready for the decoupage stage.
And here is where it got just a little tricky. I couldn’t print out paper large enough to cover the whole rack so I had to figure out a work-around. You see those kind of irregular edges on each collage? After I cut those out I attached each collage sheet leaving the irregular gap between them and then just patched it over with some additional images (sorry, no pics of me in action – I have yet to figure out how to photograph myself without risking modpodging my camera at the same time).
I applied a sealer coat to the whole thing and, after it dried, cut out around the edges and the handle.
And here we are: Before
Lets hope Kelly likes it.
In the meanwhile – lets do some linking!