Thursday, September 9, 2010

April 2010 - Mod Podge Rocks!

Meet Amy Anderson from Mod Podge Rocks!. Amy is located in Atlanta, Ga.

AC Moore Wall Hangings
How long have you been crafting? 
Since I was born!  My mother made me take art classes from a young age.  My first "crafty" class was sewing when I was 10.  I hated doing that at the time, but now I love it.  I sew, knit, decoupage and then whatever else I can get my hands-on.  Crafting rules my world! 
Do you have a favorite medium or medium of the moment? 
I'm loving Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (Mod Podge at Amazon).  It's brand new and will be in the stores in April - Plaid was kind enough to let me try a sample.  It's a milky liquid that dries clear and raised.  I love adding texture to smaller projects with it!!  Go get some when it comes out.

Hoot Drawers and Birdhouse
Is there anything influencing your work right now? 
Pantone''s color of the year is turquoise, which happens to be one of my favorite shades!  I find myself incorporating it into my latest Mod Podge projects, and the brightness of the color makes me happy. 
One tool you can’t live without? 
My new Sizzix Big Shot (Sizzix 655268 Big Shot Cutting-and-Embossing Roller-Style Machine).  I'm obsessed.
Something craft related that you spend too much money on. 
Pretty scrapbooking papers that I can decoupage with.  If it catches my eye, I buy it.  I have STACKS.

Book Box
Are you featured or published?
I have a blog,
Mod Podge Rocks!  I regularly post for other blogs - I'm a featured designer on FaveCrafts and you can find an interview I did for Inspired at Home radio on their site, to name a few.
Any tip or trick you’d like to share? 
Spray your finished Mod Podge project with a sealer to reduce tackiness.  It's the number one problem people ask me about, and it's an easy fix.
If you have a creative block, is there anything that works to motivate you in a positive direction? 
I bust out my inspiration book!  If you don't have an inspiration book, I highly suggest you make one.  It's pages and pages of photos, magazine tears, web printouts, color chips, paper bits. . . anything that inspires me or I just plain like the idea.  When I'm not sure what to do, I take a peek at my book to get the juices flowing.  Going online to my favorite blogs (featured in my sidebar) is also a surefire way to get inspired.

Screenprinting with Mod Podge
Is there anything craft related that you would like to try or learn? 
I haven't reconstructed clothing yet, and it's on my list.  I see it all over the internet - turning an old clothing item into something new.  I have a sewing machine and would absolutely love to refashion my wardrobe.  I could probably even use some of the clothing in some Mod Podge projects.
Your favorite magazine? 
CRAFT and ReadyMade (Readymade - 1 Yr $5.95) are tied!  CRAFT is no longer in print but is online - ReadyMade is being printed still.  I cherish my issues!

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