I teased in my Halloween decor post that the new art I made had a hidden surprise. Not only is it festive art during the day, at night it is a glowing masterpiece.
This fun project is brought to you by the great people at Plaid, they sent me a box full of Mod Podge goodies to get crafty with. It was super exciting to see all the fun products they sent, my mind was spinning with ideas and trying to figure out which of the Mod Podge items to use first, once I decided on the products it was time to get to work on my artwork.
Here is what I used to create my art:
Alphabet Mod Mold
Mod Podge Glow in the Dark
FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint
Hot Glue Gun
8x10 Canvas Board
Assorted Scrapbook Paper
First, I used the Mod Melts and the Mod Mold to create the lettering for my art. The Mod Melts work just like hot glue sticks, stick them in your hi-temp glue gun and go. Using the Mod Mold took a couple of tries to really get the hang of using it. The trick is to not be afraid to put the tip of the glue gun directly into the mold. You want to be sure to fill the mold completely as you work your way up. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and pop out the letters (if necessary, trim up any glue strings that are hanging on).
Once I finished up the lettering, I ripped up sheets of red, orange and yellow scrapbook paper and used the Mod Podge Glow in the Dark to attach the paper to the canvas board. I put a layer of the Mod Podge on the canvas board first, then laid out my paper and put another two coats on the top of the paper. (The more you use, the better the glow effect.)
Once everything was dry, I glued my "Happy Halloween" letters on over the paper, and using the FolkArt Multi-Surface black paint, I painted on a spooky fall tree. During the day, the vibrant fall colors are cheery and fun.
But, at night (or under a black light), the glowing canvas provides a spooky background for the fall tree and the Happy Halloween message.
And, because the Mod Melts were so much fun, I couldn't resist adding a fun little touch to the candy dish pedestal. #boo
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**This post was written as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Mod Podge and Blueprint Social. As always, all opinions in this post are my own.