Happy Monday to you!!
I hope that everyone had a great weekend.
I was busy cleaning the house after not cleaning for about two weeks!
The hazards of redoing a room I guess. :)
Last month at the Flea Market I picked up a vintage map that I wanted to use for my son's room. Laurie convinced me that Modge Podge was easy and that it would look great Modge Podged to canvas.
I have seen it done before and loved the results so I went and purchased a large canvas and some Modge Podge and off I went!
I first painted the edges with the color that was close to the map.
I then made the color "mud" with brown and gray and mixed them with water to make an aged wash over the blue that I had painted on.
I then proceeded to apply the Modge Podge and unroll and smooth and unroll and smooth.
I didn't take any photos of that because I didn't have enough hands and was afraid that I wouldn't be able to get it laid down before it dried. :)
After the map was on and dry, I took a stamp pad and hit some more spots for a more of an aged look.
It turned out ok and I like it and even though it is wrinkled, I just pass it off as it just gives it character and depth. :)
My son was really happy with it so that is what mattered and next time I think I will try it a smaller scale to get used to the Modge Podge. :)
It was fun to do though and I love peeling glue off my fingers!
Come on now, I know there are more you out there that do as well. :)
Also last week I told you about some changes that I had going on.
last week I quit my job of 8 years.
I had had enough and without saying too much about it I will just say that I didn't like the person that I was becoming and my family was feeling it.
It was time to move on and I am happy to say that I have another part time job at a local restaurant either hostessing or bar-tending
(if I can learn how to make drinks)
The best part is that two of my friends work there and it is a little bit more flexible so that will help with the kids.
I am really happy and can't wait to head into a new direction
(aaahhhh, see how I tied the title into this! ? Get it? OK, I know, I am a bit of a dork :) )
and see where this adventure takes me.
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