I wanted to see what would happen if I put Mod Podge and paper on something and then tried to tear the paper off.
I had the image of stripped wallpaper in my head at the time. I’m not sure where that came from but I’ve learned not to ask my brain too many questions. I just go with whatever is in there and most of the time that works for me. 🙂
I got a wood hanger from the craft store and stained it with FolkArt Stains in Cherry. It’s one of those brush on and wipe off stains. Easy Peasy.
And then I sanded it up a bit to give it some age.
Then I put Mod Podge just inside the raised area of the hanger and applied the paper smoothing it down while it dried. (For tips on working with Mod Podge and paper visit the Tips Page on the Mod Podge Rocks Blog). Let the Podge dry completely before going on to the next step.
Putting my thumbnail on the raised portion to keep the paper from tearing too far I carefully tore the paper all around the edges. But not too carefully.
Now the white is too white for the antique look I’m going for.
So I used Distress Ink in antique linen and an alcohol ink applicator to rub ink onto the paper, most especially on those too white edges.
Time to embellish. I found a heart shaped doily and some Jolee’s Boutique key stick-on embellishments.
The red heart is a piece of Core’dinations cardstock run through the cuttlebug and sanded and then punched out with a Marvy Uchida scalloped heart punch…I actually had this piece left over from a previous project.
Some Darice wooden gift tags and a “With Love” stamp from Anita’s.
But again, the tag was too pale so I inked it up with the antique linen ink. Once the ink dried I sanded it a bit and then stamped the sentiment with Distress Ink in walnut stain.
The flowers are from the Martha Stewart Valentine line and I inked them up with the antique linen Distress Ink too. I added some ribbon, cotton twine and buttons from Buttons Galore and More to finish it up.
I think my experiment turned out pretty good. I’m wondering what I can try it on next. You’ll definately see this technique again! 🙂