the first image is wet with the white Mod Podge. when it dries, it becomes clear…
i wanted to make something personalized for my dog & cat graves. my cat, Walter is under a tree in our backyard. our dog Blue is at the lake. i looked into having something made, but it was far too much money…besides, i wanted to make something myself. i photographed this stepping stone i found & edited it. i added a bit of texture & color…then add their names.
after i finished editing, i printed both on one sheet of 8.5×11 stock card. i cut them out & sprayed the back & the front with varnish (a must b/c the color will bleed with the heavy amounts of wet Mod Podge). I found the stones beside our creek, i applied a HEAVY amount of Mod Podge to the back of the picture & the stone itself (i did this after varnish dried on the card stock) i used my fingers to press the paper into the uneven surfaces of the rocks, then i Mod Podged the front, still rubbing the photo as best i could to the stone. i will continue putting mod podge over the stone & picture for the next few days (maybe five coats)…so that it can last a while.
the last picture is for you to take off my blog & edit for the animal you loved & lost.