If you all know me by now, you know that I've been doing everything in the workroom except for what I'm supposed to be doing. Which was the case this morning also.
You see, I'm really trying to open all the boxes and put things away, but I keep coming across things that call my name, saying 'make me pretty'. So of course I have to.
You know how it is. You see something that sparks an idea, and if you don't create what's on your mind RIGHT THEN, then you might forget to do it later.
This morning I came across a box of discontinued color chips from a furniture manufacturer I deal with. I kept them because I knew one day an idea would strike me and tell me what to do with them.
Today was the day.
Here's what I made:
Here's how I did it:
As always, you'll need to gather up some supplies.
In this case, I used the following:
Wood Blocks (already painted and distressed)
You can use a 1" x 4" board for this. Use different colors to paint it up, sand it a bit, and then make your cuts. These are about 4" x 4 1/2". (thank you mr. furniture company)
Black Acrylic Paint
A Paisley Stamp
Hot Glitz Rhinestones (love those things)
Hot Glitz Applicator Wand
Clear Drying Craft glue
Sponge Paint Brush
A Straight Pin
I simply layed out what I thought I wanted to do and placed it on the blocks.
After I stamped the paisleys, I let them dry and then applied the buttons with glue and the glitz with the wand.
I tried to use button and rhinestone colors that brought in a tad of vibrancy without being too much.
I love the imperfections in the wood. It helps to create an additional distressed feel.
I'm not someone who likes perfection, unless of course, it's perfectly imperfect.
For the other blocks, I cut out a few of the rub-ons and laid them out the way I wanted them.
I rubbed them on the blocks and then added some rhinestones to these as well. These particular rub-ons came with adhesive jewels, but I prefer to use the hotglitz since they melt into the hard surface when you heat the glue on the back. They'll hold so much better than the ones meant for papers.
I have plans to add "Spread Your Wings" to this, but I haven't found my aphabet stamps yet.
I sure do love me some rub-ons. They make life so easy, don't you think.
Hope you've enjoyed my little easy peasy how-to.
Now go craft somethng for yourself and head back here and tell me about it.
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