This project was designed for Plaid!
Now I don’t suggest using Mom’s good china for this project – that is unless you really want to make Mom mad on Mother’s day. Look for plates at thrift shops and yard sales to alter.
This plate features a photo of my mom, Amelie Rogers, when she was in grade school. To learn more about my artistic mom, visit her website at www.amelierogers.com.
Altered Plates was a project that we featured in the Plaid booth to showcase ways that Mod Podge can be used. Traditional Mod Podged plates are done on the bottom of clear glass plates. For this technique the work is all done of the top of the plate – the plate becomes the canvas.
Look for plates that have a decorative edge – gold rimmed, painted flowers or even scalloped edges.
2. Resize the photos and papers if necessary so that the will fit on the plates. If you want a solid background, cut a circle that will fit the center of the plate from a neutral patterned background. Coat the back of the circle with Mod Podge and place it onto the plate. Topcoat with a layer of Mod Podge. Use your fingers to press out any air bubbles.
3. Using Mod Podge, collage and layer additional cut pieces of paper and photos over the background design. Trim the photos to fit your design. Use a paper punch to create flower shapes. For letters use magazine cutouts or photocopies stickers. Get creative with your design plan.
4. Add glittery highlights: Paint a small amount of glitter Mod Podge to the top of the design. Use gem glue to attach rhinestones to your design or add silk flowers, butterflies, etc.