I like to find vintage stuff at thrift stores and then alter it beyond all reasonable recognition. I fully expect one day to witness my daughter on Antiques Roadshow in a conversation much like this:
Shelby: Today I brought in this vintage item that my mom found at a thrift store.
Antiques Dealer: Your mother is really into the Mod Podge, huh?
Shelby: Oh yes! My mom loves Mod Podge!
Antiques Dealer: Well that is a very nice piece. Or it was. Your mother has Mod Podged all over it which makes it worth about $26. In it’s original state, with no Mod Podge, it would bring upwards of $400,000 at auction.
Shelby: MMOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!! [insert wailing and gnashing of teeth]
I’m sure it will be very dramatic.
Anyway, on to the good stuff. I found a package of vintage sewing patterns for baby clothes at a thrift store. They were giving the patterns away for free! Woohoo! Sadly, I forgot to take a before picture. I tore the patterns and Mod Podged the pieces (overlapping) onto some artists’ canvasses. The large one is 4×6 and the two small ones are 2×4. Then I cut out one of the pictures, backed it with cardstock and Mod Podged it on top. And aren’t those starburst brads awesome? I got them at my local scrapbook store; they are Karen Foster.
I want to put ribbon around the edges to finish them and put a ribbon hanger on them. Considering the fact that I have, literally, 4 billion yards of varied and sundry ribbon, you would think that wouldn’t be a problem. Problem. None of that ribbon matches. So I’ll “have” to make a trip to Hobby Lobby this week I suppose. Darn.