Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Little Somethin' Somethin'


I hope everybody had a great 4th of July!

I want to share with you a little gift that I made for a friend of mine for her Birthday!

I started with a little piece of scrap pine (3"x3"). I sanded the rough edges smooth and painted it with my Martha Stewart craft paints. Have I mentioned how in love I am with these paints??? Once the block was completely dry, I sanded it to give is some more character.

I printed out a vinyl "G" in a font that I liked using my Silhouette Cameo and reverse weeded it. By reverse weeding I mean that I took out the "G" itself leaving a "stencil". I applied the stencil to my block, a little to the left to leave room for an embellishment. I used more Martha Stewart paints in black this time and painted on my "G". Once that was dry, I sanded again and sprayed a matte sealer on the block.

Lastly, I took a cute burlap flower that I picked up at Hobby Lobby and glued it to the upper right corner of the block!

That's it! An easy peasy little gift that my friend loved!

What have you been working on?

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