Saturday, February 13, 2010

Now Using Glossy Mod Podge On My Upcycled Decoupage Canisters!



I am now using glossy Mod Podge as a finish on my hand-painted, upcycled decoupage canisters. I apply two coats of Mod Podge to each canister so the images are protected, yet you can still feel the fun texture of the freckles! This Mod Podge is the "icing on the cake" for my eco-friendly creations; they are now glistening and even more spectacular! Check out my etsy shop to see the new photos of my revamped art!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ecofriendlyfreckles

8 comments:

Mod Podge Amy said...

Love your canisters. How fun!

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Thank you Mod Podge Amy! I love your blog! :-D

Tyler said...

cute canisters! what are they useful for?

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

My hand-painted upcycled decoupage canisters make great candle votives! You can also display them as a trinket container, pen or pencil holder, or as a stunning work of art. They also make a great gift for holding baked goods, chocolates, candies, cookies, soaps, bath salts, teas, etc. Also in my shop are some beautiful "cello" bags made of 1.2 mil crystal clear polypropylene that are decorated in elegant white lace and are used as candy bags, food bags, soap bags, or for any small item. I also have black satin pouches that fit wonderfully in my smaller canisters. These are great for using when giving as a gift to contain other presents!

Tyler said...

I've featured one of your items in my newest blog post about upcycling! I hope you enjoy it, and please tell a few others about it :) http://tylerhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/02/art-of-upcycling.html

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Thank you Tyler for listing my Traveling Lady upcycled decoupage piece on your awesome blog post! I am going to link to your post on my blog! :-D

Veronica Elizabeth Raj said...

Hello there, I just found your blog after looking for eco-friendly Mod Podge. (I also reside in Oklahoma.) I'm wondering if you know what the VOC levels of Mod Podge are and if there is any eco-friendly alternative; I did not think it was good for the home or the environment. Also, have you tried the Elmer's glue mixed with water? I think I'll try it before investing in the real thing.
Thank you!

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Hi Veronica. I apologize for the late response. I have not found an eco-friendly alternative for Mod Podge. I have selected it over other similar products as it does claim to be "non-toxic" although it does emit some rather unpleasant fumes. When I use it, I make sure that I am in a well ventilated area near on open window or I do my projects outside. If you are using Mod Podge outdoors, make sure it is not a windy day as dust particles will get picked up and attach them selves to your creations! By the way, I am not aware of the VOC levels of Mod Podge, if you find out, please let me know! I have not tried Elmers glue with water, is it a good recipe for a Mod Podge alternative?! :-) Thanks for commenting! You might tried asking Amy about Mod Podge on her blog "Mod Podge Rocks": http://modpodgerocksblog.com/