I had such fun working on this project.. and I’m so excited to have been asked to be quest designer for Damdoise Designs - " Say it with Letters". this month. There are so many great things to choose from it was hard to decide which I would choose for my project. I finally decided on the word “Family”, as I have just the right place for it in our home.
***Deb from Damboise ask me to do a tutorial for them.. so I'm sharing this basic... "covering wood shapes with paper" tutorial , here also. Here goes...
I’m sure all of you have altered shapes of one kind or another, and have techniques for doing this that work well for you. I always enjoy hearing other crafters “tips and tricks”, because they may have a way of doing something I haven’t tried ..and that works really well. I’m going to share with you the steps I take to alter wooden shapes with decorative paper.
1). Lay your letter or shape down onto the back side of your paper with the front side of the letter or shape facing down. Using a pencil, trace around the letter or shape, as close to it as possible
2). Cut the traced shape out.
4). Using a small scissors, trim any excess paper from around the edges of the letter.
7. )I repeated this process with each letter, picking a different patterned paper for each one.
You can also use a spray adhesive instead of a glue stick if you wish.
I don’t add a protective coating over my finished project, but you could, using something like Mod Podge.
Acrylic paint, spray paint, Glimmer Mist or a number of other mediums would also work well on these.
Using Stamps, rubons, or embellishment such as , buttons, ribbons, flowers ect… could be used.
** Huge thanks to Deb for inviting me!
Tomorrow I head out for CHA. I've decided to try to take my laptop along and to post while I'm there... again.. that's the plan.. but things always move alot quicker, and the time goes alot faster than I think it will. We'll see ,but that's my plan.