This week’s photo challenge is create. Immediately I thought of the craft project I just finished this week, but thought I would expand. All of these projects were created using the mod podge technique, which is basically a glue-like substance. It’s amazing!
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A few days ago I discussed keeping a book journal of books I have read. I planned to review the books and think about what I gained or learned. Recently, I made a book journal to write how I felt after reading the book. If you haven’t tried mod podge you are missing out.
You can’t read them clearly, but I highlighted each quote in the past. Now that I have my book journal I need to actually use it. Have you ever kept track of the books you’ve read? How do you move from one book to the next?
A few favorite ‘reading’ quotes:
In the case of good books the point is not to see how many of them you can get through; but rather how many can get through to you.
– Mortimer J. Adler
You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
– Paul Sweeney
You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.
– Sherry K. Plummer
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
– Louisa May Alcott
If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.
– J. K. Rowling
- A Journal for Book Thoughts? (passion2read.wordpress.com)
- How to Create a Summer Reading Journal – WikiHow (thehiltonburnellfiles.wordpress.com)
My inspiration for today’s post is from two sources: an empty orange juice container and this week’s photo challenge (flowers). I thought to myself, ‘Hmm I’ve got an empty orange juice jug and it looks like I can do something with it’. If you haven’t already been a fan of the wonder of Mod Podge then you are missing out. It’s basically a heavy glue used to finish projects, photo collages, stick puzzle pieces together, and more. I’ve mod podged clipboards, glass, picture frames, small containers, and now an orange juice jug.
The process is simple. Take your items (photos, magazine clippings, etc.) and apply where you’d like them then apply a top coat to hold in place and water seal.
The tissue paper was applied on the container. I then put a heavy coat on the entire project. Don’t be worried it should appear white. It will dry clear. I usually let it dry for a day before I do anything else.
This is the final result with bright artificial flowers. The craft is easy and fun. The entire project, including the orange juice, was about $15.