It is reveal time for the monthly kits at For the Luv of Art. For my first project, I created a simple wooden decor plaque. I think I get really wrapped up sometimes in trying to do too much with products and trying to make some projects too elaborate. I think it is good sometimes just to be simple and let a really fun product shine because it great as it is. That is what I tried to do here.
I started with a plain wooden plaque. I gave it a base coat of Claudine Hellmuth's Gesso and then a coat of her Sky Blue paint. Once that was dry, I added another really streaky coat of Sky Blue loosely mixed with Blank Canvas. I brushed it on so that it would allow the darker blue to show through. Once dry, I added more Gesso with a dry brush. I think the end result is a nice shabby weathered look.
I cut a piece of blue solid paper to fit the flat front of the plaque and adhered it in place.
I cut the scene from the fabric to fit my wood. I cut a thin piece of chipboard to match. I painted the edges of the chipboard blue. Once the paint was dry, I adhered it to the paper and then adhered both of those to the front of the plaque.
There were a few extra banners on the scrap of fabric. I cut them out and added them to my scene. It gave it a little added dimension and kept them from going to waste.
To finish the piece, I added a tree sticker and stamped a sentiment from the exclusive stamp set. I added in a bit of green with a marker to the stamping and called it done. Sweet and Simple.
For a second project, I created a decorated from using kit supplies and one of my infamous clearance aisle salvaged frames. I covered the frame front with this pretty rose pattern paper from Botanique collection from American Crafts.
Along the side I added a strip of green pattern paper (the back side of the roses) and then covered that with a piece of BasicGrey lace paper.
This kit included lots of ribbons and trims including this buttery yellow rosette trim. I wound a piece of it into a circle and layered it on several of the crochet flowers from the kit. I added the fun yellow blingy button from the kit to the center along with a stick pin from my own supplies.
To complete the frame, I added a sticker sentiment from the Dear Lizzy stickers included in the kit.