Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Feature: Mod Podge Rocks!

Amy Anderson, the author of the Mod Podge Rocks! book, is a 30-something year old crafter that has been making things all her life. At 10 years old, she was forced to go to sewing camp, but it turned out to be the best thing her mother did for her. Since then, Amy has had a lifetime love of making things. 

Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks!

When she was 15, she learned how to knit and designed her own patterns for many years. Amy always dabbled in many crafts, which is how she came to love Mod Podge.


Once she tried it, she was hooked! Besides crafting and Mod Podge, Amy enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with her pug, Roxie. 

With the release of her Mod Podge Rocks! book, which is available at our Bonney Lake store, we wanted to know the story of how Mod Podge Rocks! began.

Mod Podge Rocks! features 40+ projects using Mod Podge!

What was your first experience using Mod Podge?

I had a friend teach me how to make a frame. She had a great time laughing at me as I proceeded to make a huge mess and wrinkle the paper! So much for following instructions! The process of Mod Podging isn't hard, but you have to listen when more experienced crafters have advice. Whoops! That has always been my downfall. That frame was a great learning experience for me, and even though it didn't turn out the way I planned, I had such a great time.  

What makes Mod Podge so unique?

Besides being a great glue, sealer and finish, it is SO easy to use! There are definitely some tips and tricks, but you don't need to have years of classes or special machines to make something with it. You can just dig in! Plus, who doesn't love that retro logo? Even before I made anything with it, I was drawn to the logo. I love that it has been around for so long (45 years!).  

How did the idea come about in making the Mod Podge Rocks! book?

People that try Mod Podge typically fally in love with it. As my blog grew more popular, it seemed that more and more people were trying it, and they wanted more and more ideas. So, that's what we did! The book is a collection of new projects from me and other talented artists who also love Mod Podge. 

What can you tell people about the book?

It has a wide variety of projects, so there is a little something for everyone. There are also some great beginning projects (like the geek plates), so if you are a newbie, you can get used to using it before you tackle a larger or more difficult project.

Do you have a favorite project using Mod Podge?

I LOVE fixing up furniture with Mod Podge. I'm not one of those people who likes to break out the skill saw to re-haul something. I have a total respect for home improvement, but I like quick and dirty (otherwise known as easy). One of my favorites is this end table upcycle. Just a little paint, scrapbook paper and Mod Podge!

I also love bright wall art. I treasure this antique key art I made over. Anything with bright colors is so fun to make!


Here are a few projects from the Mod Podge Rocks! blog that were created with Mod Podge.

Boden Floral Dimensional Magic Pendant.


Create Glass Clings with Mod Podge


Doily Wall Art


Want to learn more about Mod Podge and all the wonderful things you can make with it?

You can purchase the Mod Podge Rocks! book at our Bonney Lake store and connect with Amy on her blog, Mod Podge Rocks!

You will also find Mod Podge Rocks! on:

Facebook
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Happy Mod Podging!

14 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the interview and book mention! You are too kind!!

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  2. Great interview! Loved reading about it!

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  3. Great interview! Can't wait to check out Amy's book!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

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  4. Awesome interview! I LOVE Amy, her blog and now her book!
    Thanks for featuring her and her creative talents!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com

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  5. So many fun projects, this looks like such a great book! I love Mod Podge!!

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  6. Great interview!!!!! Loved reading all of these wonderful things about her!!!!

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  7. What a great interview! There are several things I want to try that you've featured here.

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  8. So much great info here! I'm looking forward to reading Amy's book , she rocks! :) Nice job on the interview.

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  9. Wonderful interview! Can't wait to get my copy of Amy's book! Love her projects, blog and of course LOVE me some Mod Podge!

    Heather
    atthepicketfence.com

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  10. I love Amy! Thanks for sharing more information about Amy and her book.

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  11. Hm....which do I love more: Mod Podge or Amy herself??? That's a toughie! But Amy's book ROCKS & I love that you interviewed her! : )

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  12. Great interview, great product, great lady!

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  13. I used Mod Podge years ago and love how it keeps showing up with more and more crafty ideas. Can't wait to read Amy's book!

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