Thursday, June 16, 2016

Creating just for me...

It's been a busy month and summer is starting at the park so there are lots of wonderful people coming in from around the world.  It doesn't leave me much time to craft these days but it's fun to squeeze in something fun so i made up these letters to go in my crafty room.


 For my project i pulled out lots of my favorite Prima things to decorate up the letters.  Everything leads to some kind of inspiration with what you do and some of the things i ended up using and some i will save for another project.  But it's fun to start with lots and see where it takes you and i really had lots of fun doing this and that is what is most important.


So the wooden letters i got from my local crafty store really cheap and i painted them first with white chalk paint and then sanded them all around and smoothed out those rough edges you see.  Then i traced around each of them onto pieces of a Salvage District 6x6 pad in different patterns.  I cut them slightly smaller and then sanded again around all the sides with a nail file.  I wanted the papers to be really neutral so this paper line was just perfect.  Then i could added stamping and stenciling to it and it would really stand out.


For these 2 letters i chose pretty pink flowers and little bits of stenciling in white gesso.  I also painted one of the wood key pieces white to use on it.  If it doesn't match you can always paint it or chalk it to match so don't let all those pretty things in your stash stay unused ok.  Have fun and think outside the box when you work with your stuff.  And you never know what can happen and you will use up some of those things you have been meaning to use in your stash.


On my letter A i wanted to add the new little mini dots from Prima... these give it such a fun texture and it doesn't over power it.  I love this paper and all the flowers look so pretty on it.  I wished i had more flowers to use but i think i will go on a buying trip and get a few more for it and add them later.


For this letter E i used the pale white paper and then stamped it with a border stamp in a very light grey ink.  I also found these cute distressed hearts in the wood embellishments from the set so i used 3 of them on each of the letters.  And I tied a bit of the yarn on it just because.  


And here is my letters all out on the table.  I am going to put them above the window in my room and maybe make some prettier curtains to go under them now.  Seems like every project turns into another one.  There are some fun new DIY furniture things in Prima i would love to try so maybe that
will be next on my list.   Thanks for stopping over and have a really wonderful day!!

Supplies needed for this project:

Flowers
white chalk paint
Wooden letters
scissors, nail file, adhesive (beacon 3 in 1)
White gesso




5 comments:

  1. These are super and will look fantastic when they have been put up.

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  2. Beautiful, Teresa! They will make your crafty space even more happy! :)

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  3. I have a sign in my craft room that says "ESCAPE" and it was given to me by a former co-worker when she sold her house and moved to Canada. I need to find another that says "CREATE" for the other wall.

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