Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chalkboard & Flowers

Here are the last two projects that I gave you sneaks on. The first was just a plain wooden chalkboard that I purchased from my LSS (The Scrapbook Outlet also known as Cupboard Distributing).
To start with I painted the wood a dark brown to match the brown in the patterned paper I was using. I did this because I did not cover the sides with paper. After applying two coats and letting it dry, I then laid the board down on the paper and traced the outline which I then cut out. To cut out the inside I just measured the distance between the chalkboard and the edge of the wood trim and used a craft knife to make the inside cut. I used modge podge glue to adhere the paper to the wood.
Here are some close ups
For the insides of the bottle caps I just punched out circles from the left over paper that would fit inside. I then used foam dots behind the alphabet letters to give them some dimension inside the caps.

Supply List:
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Urban Couture (Merino)
Alphabet: Basic Grey - Urban Couture
Tag: Basic Grey - Urban Couture
Fibers: Basic Grey - Pomegranate Trio
Flowers: Prima
Bling: KaiserCraft

The second project was making flowers out of a sheet of 12x12 patterned paper. I came across these flowers while on the Graphic45's website and loved them. The original design is by Dana Parlevliet. These are like the easiest thing to make!
Here are some close ups
I can't wait to try making more of these awesome flowers with different paper and in different sizes.

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Urban Couture (Silk) & Phresh & Phunky (Phinesse)
Fiber: Basic Grey - Arctic Trio & Pomegranate Trio
Glue Gun

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look,

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