06.25.20 How to decoupage ROCKS!

        

If you’ve never decoupaged before you need to know the basics that go before the actual creation of a project.  Here’s a link to that information:  DECOUPAGING BASICS

Rock decoupaging is something I really like and I’ve found it easy to do.  This will not be nearly as long as the wine bottle decoupaging blog post. There is only one way I do that so there is less to share!

First always paint the rock white or cream and let it dry. Apply a second coat of a paint color that matches the background on the napkin if needed.

Always separate the layers of the napkin and only use the top layer. If using tissue paper or magazine cut-outs there is no layer separating needed. This napkin was purchased at Dollar Tree yesterday.  They have several different designed napkins available throughout the store. I wanted this one just so I could cut out the butterflies! Put mod podge on the rock where the napkin will go. Apply the cut out of the napkin on top of the mod podge. Spread from the inside to the outside with your fingers (very gently) or use a ball of glad wrap to gently put the napkin cut out in place. If you don’t have the mod podge everywhere the napkin needs to adhere just put some mod podge either under the raised napkin or on top. Whichever works best for you. I always put my label on the back and write an inspirational message for whoever finds it.

These next napkins were picked out by my friend Cindy LeBlance from Tuesday Morning in Hammond. We split the packages of napkins and they were all beautiful. She has such good taste I knew she’d pick out all the right ones!

The butterfly below has a group of canes behind it that I kept there instead of cutting off the cane. I only put mod podge behind the butterfly at first and smoothed it out. Then added the mod podge you see there and smoothed out the piece of the napkin over it.

The finished decoupaged rock.

This is the napkin I cut the butterfly and canes from to make the decoupaged napkin above. There is so much potential in this one napkin.

I love this new napkin that I cut the flowers out of to decoupage this rock. You can see the finished rock with all the others I did this week in the photo near the bottom of this post.

The finished decoupaged rock made from the napkin in the photo below this one. You can create several different looking decoupaged from this one napkin. I love that!This napkin was used to create the two decoupaged rocks on the left and the one on the very right in the photo below this one.

These six were done this week and include the three shown above. Painting the background white and using a napkin with a white background makes these rocks look great!

I use different size labels pasted on the back of each rock depending on the size of the rock. And similar but different Christian or inspirational messages were written on the back.  You can decoupage rocks without the labels and messages but I love it when someone finds and rock and tells me how much they were touched or affected by that.  You are free to write on the back of your rock something that brings them to post a picture on Rosie Rocks Facebook Group so you can see who found it. I just ask that you not put anything negative or hateful on the back. I love to bring joy to someone’s life not the opposite!

I said originally there is only one way I decoupage rocks. It is actually two. One is a small cutout part of a napkin and the second is a larger cutout part of a napkin. Either way I always have room on the back of the rock for an inspirational message.  It is very easy to decoupage rocks but the happiness of the rock finder is very big!

Next time I’ll share how to do reverse decoupage which is my favorite when I am putting it on a flat glass surface and not so favorite when putting it on a glass plate whether dinner size or lunch size plate.

Ya’ll have a Blessed week!

 

01.19.18 Treasured old photos – Julie, September, Rev. Randels, Bro. Randy

Friday, January 19, 2018 – When Roy and I decided to live in our motor home full time we knew we couldn’t keep all the photos and photo albums we had accumulated over 40 years.  We scanned and saved hundreds of digital photos. Chip and his brother have most of the actual photos we had.

I was looking for a digital photo today that was in that group (the one of Julie below).  I decided to post some of them on Facebook to share with our family and friends because that’s mostly who these photos are of.  This one Julie Turner Riley and me from around 30 years ago.  My mama and her mama, Pat Turner were friends when we all lived in New Orleans.

Here’s my friend September Davidson Hoeler who was my very close friend when we went to Lakeview Baptist Church together in our teens.  This was one of us on one of our bus rides to either Ridgecrest or Glorietta for youth camp! You can tell from the photo we were silly girls back in 1971!! September will be in more photos of my years with Lakeview Baptist youth.

A lot of our blog followers are not on Facebook and the photos may be of interest to them.  So from time to time I’ll post a blog with several of them and I’m hoping you will enjoy them.  If you are in any of them and want to have the photo just right click on it and select Save Image As and save it on your computer.

The photo below was my mama and Mr. Vivian Traylor’s wedding ceremony.  These two pastors were the only pastors I ever had, until last year.  Mama wanted both of them to officiate at her wedding and they did! Rev. J. Richard Randels, our pastor at Lakeview Baptist Church in New Orleans, is the gentleman with greyer hair.  Dr. Randy Davis is the young guy who was our pastor at Trinity Baptist Church here in Pumpkin Center (Hammond) Louisiana.  Rev. Randels officiated at Roy and my wedding back in 1972!

I think I’ll put the photos into groups and include all photos that are in a group in one blog post.  We’ll see how it all works out but it is important to me that the people in my life who are in a photo and would like to have the photo will be able to have it.  I’ll figure it out as time goes on.

My grammar is not what it use to be so please excuse me when I end a sentence with “of”, use the wrong version of a word, etc.  I enjoy writing here but being concerned about it being grammatically correct is frustrating to me now.

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