Mod Podge Rocks!
Decoupage Your World
By Amy Anderson
(Lark Crafts, Paperback, 9781454702412, 128pp.)
Publication Date: June 2012
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Since 1967, crafters have entrusted their most treasured creations to Mod Podge--the number one, all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish product that's water-based for easy cleanup and totally non-toxic. The popularity of Mod Podge continues to grow, as does its product lineup that now includes Sparkle, Outdoor, Dimensional Magic, and Fabric formulas. Mod Podge Rocks! features over 40 simple, inexpensive decoupage projects that showcase the versatility of this celebrated product. Contemporary, fun, and welcoming--just like author Amy Anderson's popular Mod Podge Rocks! website-the book includes everything from home accessories and holiday décor to wearables and jewelry. Joining Amy herself as guest project designers are some of the hottest names in crafting, such as Cathie Filian and Candie Cooper. A basic section outlines the simple techniques, and each project features beauty shots, easy-to-follow instructions, and how-to photos.
Amy Anderson lives in Atlanta, GA. Her website, Mod Podge Rocks! (modpodgerocksblog.com) is hugely popular, and her blog is ranked #8 on Babble.com's Top 50 Mom Craft Blogs for 2011. In 2010 Amy developed two e-books for FaveCrafts: 12 Fun and Fabulous Mod Podge Projects (26 pages), and Quick and Easy Decoupage (25 pages). They have been available for approximately eight months and been downloaded over 100,000 times.
“Mod Podge hasn't changed much in 45 years, but crafting tastes have. Anderson (modpodgerocksblog.com) has assembled a variety of home decor, accessory, and holiday projects that bring this iconic sealer from the macramé-planter era to the modern age. Standouts include a necklace made with candy wrappers and a stylish clock using washi tape and scrapbook paper. VERDICT Younger crafters will enjoy Anderson's fresh approach, and those who remember the 1970s will be pleased to see the return of an old favorite.” --Library Journal
“The designing diva behind the absurdly popular Mod Podge Rocks blog, Ms. Amy Anderson, has gathered some of her craftiest friends together to share a plethora of pleasing podgeable projects that are to die for fabulous!. . . Whether you've never dipped your toes into the decoupage pool or you dove right in ages ago, there is something for everyone here. A feast for the eyes and the imagination, Mod Podge Rocks! is a must have for any craftinista.” --Margot Potter, craft author and expert “If you like creating, you'll love this book...This is an easy to navigate craft book, with tons of photos and simple directions. You'll find a nice mix of techniques that might be familiar and new methods you might not have considered.” -GAL Time