Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Altered CDs

Here is the link to the site that explains how to alter a CD... this is a GREAT project... Loved doing it!Shonna :)

Here are my version of the instructions from how I made my altered CD...
My altered CD...

Materials used:

Used CD


Petaloo Flowers (cut in half)

Prima Flowers

3 Birds Scrapaganza Paper

3 Birds Scrapaganza glitter chip board

3 Birds Scrapaganza chip board

Adhesive pearls

Decopauge - Plaid Mod Podge Gloss Lustre

Hot Glue

Glue Dots (mini and craft size)

Crop O Dile (hand held)

First I covered the CD with the Mod Podge on side one and put the patterned paper on... I prefer to use patterned paper rather than cardstock because it will soak up the Mod Podge faster and also dry faster. I did the same to side two. Then let the CD set for 10 mins. and then trim the edges.

Then I put a layer of Mod Podge on top of the pattern paper on side one and let dry. If you use a thin layer it dries pretty fast. Then I did my LO on top after the mod podge dried. Then after laying my picture, ribbon and pearls (there are pearls under the flowers, I completed the total frame of the picture), I put another layer of Mod Podge on the entire surface, covering the picture and the ribbon. This application was thicker than the first. I do this to protect the picture etc. since these won't be put in an album - most of the time - and will be out on a table or hanging...

After this dries is when I put the flowers and chipboard elements on.
I used a mixture of hot glue for big flower and glue dots for the smaller elements.

For her name I typed that on the computer on cardstock and printed that out and edged it with green ink...

For the back I did not put an additional layer of Mod Podge over my journaling... (thinking maybe I should have) but that is up to you...
I printed that out off the computer and then trimmed away to fit over a bit so I could use the flowers on the side.

To make the whole I used my handy dandy Crop O Dile... LOVE THAT TOOL... cut a hole through that CD like a hot knife through butta...!!! :)

Hope you enjoy making this project as much as I did!!