What’s your canvas?
Today, mine was the bottom of an old dresser drawer. We had to put one to rest about a year ago, but I couldn’t bear to throw these clean blank slates away.
I’ve had my eye on this label from The Graphics Fairy for a bit, so I used it in this mixed media plaque.
This project required a lot of stash busting, which you know I live for. I printed out the image on white card stock and cut it out. I aged the paper by wiping it with brown ink on a damp paper towel. I always ink the edges to give it a finished appearance.
I Mod Podged it onto the section of particle board.
Instead of painting, I left the natural color of the board and stamped all over it with a tiled stamp and ivory ink. I edged the outside by taking messy scraps of muslin and loosely braiding them and them gluing them to the board.
Have you ever tried this stuff? I kid you not, the bottles that I have must be ten years old. Or pretty close. I use an old butter knife to spread some over a stencil if I want some texture.
Guess who gets this? Dolly, that lucky girl! You know, she has the best mommo ever. Say it with me.
Where was I? This is a chipboard letter that I covered in Distress Stickles (Dusty Concord). It’s sort of obvious I was going for a shabby look. I popped it in the corner with 3D foam squares.
Here is one of the ragged little muslin flowers that I put in three of the corners. It was very gratifying to use up all of those scraps! Even the purple beads were in my stash. You can also see a closer shot of the textured paint.
Thanks for joining me today for another Brag Monday project. What would I do without them?
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