This month I was thrilled to be part of the Mod Melts Street Team! Mod Melts is a new product from Plaid (the creators of Mod Podge). I was so excited to try this brand new product! I decided to make some specimen art.
Mod Melts will be available exclusively in Michaels stores by late June. There are a couple of molds - nature, flower, royal icon, and ornamental frames - and you can make them in either milk or sea glass. Here are the products that I received.
Mod Melts Milk Glass, Mod Melts Nature Mold, Folk Art paint, and Mod Podge paper
-Mod Melts Milk Glass
-Mod Melts Nature Mold
-two colors of paint
-hot glue gun
Now, the Mod Melts packaging says to use a high temp glue gun. I had a low temp glue gun and it worked just fine! See?
Before I got started, I took a test of all the molds to see what they looked like. Even though they look a bit messy on this side, they all came out decent when you popped them out of the mold.
But all you need to do is trim them with your x-acto knife.
I then gave all my owls (minus one) two coats of blue paint and one special owl got two coats of gold. While I did that, I took an old frame and painted it white. Since I didn't sand or prime the wood, I sprayed it with clear gloss acrylic sealer. Here it is before:
I then used an old off-white matte that came with the frame and backed it with sparkly beige scrapbook paper.
Then I hot glued my freshly painted owls onto the scrapbook paper in 4x4 rows. I choose a random spot to place the gold owl.
Here is a close up of my two owl colors. As you can see, little air bubbles sometimes form in the molds. I think this could probably be fixed with practice.
I think they're just so cute! I have my new specimen art hanging in my craft nook.
I really enjoyed the chance to work with Plaid and Mod Melts. Don't forget they'll be in a Michaels store near you soon!
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You may see more Mod Melts crafts from me in the future. I've got a couple of ideas up my sleeve!
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