Summer is here in New Jersey and I am all about decorating outside and if I can make it myself in my style all the better. Let me introduce you to my new obsession FolkArt Painted Finishes! This product is A-MA-ZING! You can turn any piece of wood, plastic, metal and a variety of other surfaces into a faux Barnwood, Concrete, Moss, and Rust finish. If you are like me I use them all together because more is never enough! These also make beautiful additions inside your home as well. Here is a video I recorded with me doing this project. I hope you enjoy it and try the painted finishes yourself.
I went to my Michaels last weekend and was very excited to see they finally had MOD MELTS. Of course I picked up everything they had in the section for them, but as I continued to walk through the store I thought to myself “Self….how many times have you got soooo excited over a product, go crazy, buy all of the components and then it sucks?” (haven’t we all done that at least once?) so then I decided to just buy the Milk Glass White Mod Melt sticks and I would use silicone molds I have at home. I have a ton of them, since I love polymer clay, so I went the cheaper route. I must say…… I LOVE THEM! You can use alcohol inks on them, you can paint them AND you can not only use them in silicone molds BUT also Amazing Mold Putty molds that you make!!! (I AM AN AMAZING MOLD PUTTY FREAK!) I did not have any luck using them in plastic molds as they stuck and glued themselves too it, which I kinda thought would happen. AND ANOTHER COOOOL THING……. I STAMPED IN THEM! Now…YES… I know several people have told me I can use regular hot glue and you can but these need NO gesso or any treatment before adding color. Hot Glue I have played with many times and due to the glossiness, for me at least, doesnt take paint as well and I always had to gesso it first. If you have had a different experience–please share! I still use regular hot glue for things but now will be using the Mod Melts in my art and for jewelry. I am excited to buy the clear Melts now and try them! Here are two videos I did showing me playing with them! I say–Use a coupon at Michaels and just buy one pkg (they come 16 large sticks) and PLAY!!!