(Disclosure: The following is part of a a paid campaign for Mod Podge and Blueprint Social. Collage Clay is not recommended for children ages 12 and under, and the product is not edible. Small parts are a choking hazard for children. All words and opinions are 100% mine)
I recently got to try my hand at a new crafting technique called Decoden. It’s the art of decorating . . . well, anything, with small trinkets and doodads. If you have children, you know these little toys and treasures have a way of piling up around the house. Which means this crafting mode, is perfect for those of us with kids who might have a little trouble letting go of those little pieces.
Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a fun, decorative stone made with Mod Podge Collage Clay that’s prefect for “keeping” your little one’s favorite treasures while helping to reduce toy clutter at the same time.
– small trinkets such as: buttons, small plastic toys or use Mod Podge Mod Molds and Mod Melts to make your own
– White or Pink Collage Clay
– Stepping Stone Cement and mold (I used Midwest Products Stepping Stone Mix and a 11″ square mold)
– Icing Spatula
– Acrylic Paints
Follow the directions on the stepping stone mix to fill your mold. After 24 hours drying time, you’re ready to decorate. While your stepping stone drys you can fill your Mod Molds with Mod Melts and a high powered glue gun.
Once those cool (about 10 minutes) you can paint your embellishments with acrylic craft paint, ink, stains, glazes, glitter or even nail polish.
Once your stepping stone is dry, squeeze 1 packet of Mod Podge Collage Clay onto the top of your stepping stone.
Then use the icing spatula to spread the Collage Clay flat. Spread it smoothly and evenly so that it resembles cake icing.
You can use a wet paper towel to wipe off extra clay from the sides.
Then press your desired trinkets into the Collage Clay. The more the merrier when it comes to Decoden.
I piped the Mod Melts directly onto freezer paper to create our last initial for a personalized stone. Once you’ve arranged your trinkets to your satisfaction, place aside to dry. Allow at least 72 hours of drying time, especially if you’ve used a thicker layer of clay.
I love the effect of the painted Mod Melt flowers and plastic insects together. While we placed our stone in the flowers, the product itself is only for indoor use. That said, the stone looks just as cute as a decorative element on our mantel.
Want to get your hands on some Mod Podge goodies?