They do say on the bottle of Shimmer-effect mod-podge I was using for decoupage, that once it is dry, it doesn’t wash out. Silly me just figured if I got any on the fave pair of trousers I was wearing that day, I would just wash it off while wet.
Except… I didn’t see it till it was too late.
And then discovered what is strangely not mentioned on the bottle: if you spill it on clothing it dries to look like … not putting too fine a point on it, SNOT.
Good thing I like refashioning, right? They really are great trousers. And
SNOT dried shimmer-effect mod-podge right over the right knee is just not a good look.
The trousers long before their encounter with Shimmer Effect Mod Podge.
I made the inside yoke of the trousers with some green/grey floral craft fabric left over from a long-ago pair of shorts. The colours work well with the soft khaki green and beigey green. I found some more of the same fabric left over in the back of mum’s quilting fabric drawer. YAY! It has quite clear flower motifs in amongst a vague leafy background. Perfect!
Deciding that one flower might look lovely but a whole lot of them would not only look awesome, but less like I was covering
SNOT shimmer-effect mod-podge and more like I had designed it this way, I made 7 flower motifs. I’m pointing to the all-important SNOT shimmer-effect mod podge-covering flower, for the record.
(Just as an explanation, I HATE ironing, hence all the wrinkles :-P)
What I did:
- ironed bondaweb (well, mum thinks that is the name of it) onto the back of the motifs
- used my beloved stork-scissors with their narrow sharp point to cut the flowers out
- played around with placement
- ironed the motifs on, including the all-important one over the mishap on the right knee
- hit my mum up for instructions on how to set my machine for appliqué as she does for her quilts
- asked her for a quick rundown on how to do said appliqué
- appliquéd the motifs on