This piece was inspired by turquoise jewelry. When I first saw these amazing Mod Podge Mod Melts molds in nature shapes and geometric designs, I knew I wanted to try to create something that reminded me of southwestern art. I combined several different products to create a a detailed jewelry tray.
- Unfinished Wood Tray
- Collage Clay: Vanilla
- Mod Podge Rocks! Stencil in Woodgrain
- Mod Podge Mod Melts Silver Metallic Sticks
- Mod Podge Mod Melts Molds in Mystical Forest and Patterns
- Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Craft Paint (I used Turquiose)
Step one: Place the stencil on the side of the wood tray. Use a palette knife to smooth collage clay over the stencil. Repeat until the box is covered with the design. Set it aside to dry.
Step two: Use silver Mod Melt sticks to make the pattern rectangle, the deer head, and the leaves.
Step three: Spread collage clay over the base of the tray, and gently press the pattern rectangles into the clay. Smooth out any excess clay. Set it aside to dry.
Step four: Paint the entire tray turquoise.
Step five: Paint the deer heads and leaves with turquoise paint, and wipe the paint back with a cloth. Use a tiny bit of collage clay to attach these items to the tray.
This tray looks great on my son’s desk, and he uses it to hold his bracelets, loose change, and other small items. I love how versatile the Mod Podge line of products are, and it’s fun to play with the melts, clay, and stencils to create unique items!