Give Thanks.

Posted by Michelle on November 17th, 2014 . Filed under: Design Team Work, Hazel & Ruby, Thanksgiving .

Hey crew!  Long time no see.
I’m back today with another wood & paperie project to share with you.   As I mentioned before, we have a big pile of wood that we got for free on Craigslist.   And again my son picked out some good pieces for me to make something fun with.


Because we’re now well in to fall, it’s time for all those warm oranges and yellows and brown – fall – colors.  So I thought it’d be fun to pair Hazel & Ruby’s Wrap it Up paper in Newsprint Floral along with their Crazy for Chevy (corals) pattern.


I wrapped my wood block just like I would a present.  And gave it a good coating of Mod Podge.


And then I did the same thing but with the floral pattern.  I wanted to try something I have done on cards with 2 pieces of patterned paper and that is to tear one so that you have that torn edge and the second pattern peering through.  And then again, a good coating of Mod Podge.


And then I laid out my Central Park Alpha stencils.
Here’s a little tip for you:  lay out your letters on your base before you start your project.  I found that #GIVE TANKS fit well, but #GIVE THANKS not so much – LOL  I really wanted that phrase, so I smooshed the letters together a little bit to make them fit.  And then I covered my piece with some white craft paint.


I also sprayed some gold mist over it to give it a little sparkle here and there.  And then with a baby wipe I rubbed off some of the craft paint and gold mist so that the paper patterns could peer through.


From my last project I remember thinking that I wanted to add some ink to my project to make my letters pop more.  So with a baby wipe I rubbed some orange ink all over my piece.



And then I peeled my stencils off.  Love this part!


One more coat of Mod Podge to make sure everything is nice and sealed.


I wanted to add some dimension, and I had a spot on the top left of my piece because there were more letters in my bottom line than the top, so I made a little tag to finish it off with.  And then let it dry.  I love me some mixed media crafting but I tell ya’, waiting for layers to dry just drives me bonkers!


But in the end, it’s all worth it.  And now I’ve got this out for what is now the season of thanks and giving.


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