Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Mod Podge vs. Me

This post is about one of those projects that I've been working on forever. Well, forever... I started them a month ago.

I made a bunch of color combiner books with my new Bind-it-All. I made these for some dear friends of mine. What's a color combiner book, you ask? Well, it's a little bound flip book that you can match up different colors to see if they go together. This is made with all the SU! 48 colors, some of the neutrals, and the new 2008 In Colors. Jenn made me a rubicoil version when I signed under her a couple of years ago. I use that thing almost daily. Well, that's because I'm COLOR Challenged... I can never pick colors that go together - except purples :).

Things I learned:
  • I HATE MOD PODGE. I knew this going in but still tried it and failed miserably. And then left the project for a couple of weeks because I was disgusted.
  • I DON'T like making covers. Part of this is the mod podge thing but then I switched to mono glue (not tape) and it, too, was sticky and yucky. So, basically I scrapped (as in TRASHED) all of those covers - YUCK.
  • Use simple, nice, semi-glossy white chipboard for the covers. Then stamp whatever on them... and only have to decorate one side. I have a TON of this cardstock that I got at a Paper Supply store a couple of years ago. It's very nice.
  • Bind-it-all is very easy to use.
Stamps: A Muse dot background, polka dot letters
CS: White covers from paper supply; Pink Polka dot paper from Making Memories (thanks Evalyn - this is from your scraps!), Inside cardstock all SU!
Ink: SU! Pink Passion
Ribbon: May Arts Hot Pink Grosgrain

One project down.... a zillion more to go. :)


Tex said...

Shoooooot! I'm already a demo ... or I'd be beggin' for a contract!! **grin** These are faboo, Geeta! I've made mine previously with Rubicoil, but this year ... they'll have to be BIA's. Yours are delightful!

Camille said...

They are so cute! I love the polka dot paper. Makes me want to start on my "forever" projects and get them finished! You inspire me!

Michelle said...

Very cute idea!!

I voted you for Rockin' Girl Blogger!!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

Well I love them you did a great job with these books! I will have to get or make one :)