ALTERED WOOD PANEL


Hello everyone. Today I am sharing a fun wall piece that I created one weekend when I was bored. I couldn't help but stare at all the pretty paints on my shelf and I was totally inspired to use as many of the Haute Mess Acrylic paints that I could possibly use on this project without it being too much. I used a 12"x16" wood panel that I purchased from Jillibean Soup's online store. They have tons of wood surfaces for all of your creative needs! Check them out!



To begin, I pulled all of the colors I wanted to use off the shelf and put them in the order that I wanted to paint them. I decided to go with a rainbow color scheme for this panel since I wanted to create a bright and colorful piece for my hallway in my home.



This is a much bigger piece than I realized...especially when I placed it on my desk. Here are all the pretty colors I chose for this project. Aren't they gorgeous? I just love them all. The photos showcase their true colors!



I used a thick paintbrush to apply the paints on the panel. To prevent the paints from running over to the next strip, I used washi tape! 



Here is what the panel looks like once the paint was applied. I added two coats of each color to reveal the true colors of each of the paints. 



Once the paints were completely dry, I used a palette knife, molding paste and a 12"x12" stencil from The Crafter's Workshop to add some details to the panel.



When applying molding paste over the stencil you want to avoid moving the stencil to avoid smearing the images. Also, make sure you apply a think amount of molding paste over the stencil. This way, you can really bring out the details of the stencil. Once you are done adding the stencil on the right-side of the panel, carefully lift the screen and move it to the left-side of the panel and repeat the same process again so that the stencil covers the entire panel.



You may notice a few smudges here and there. You can easily fix this with the use of a palette knife. Carefully scrape off any molding paste that you do not want on the panel before it completely dries.




What do you think? Are you inspired to make something fun for your home? I am very pleased with how this turned out and I cannot wait to make another piece for my home! I think the next piece I create will include lots of blues and greens. We shall see what I'm inspired to make when the time comes. Until next time, have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see your creations in the Bad Girls Couture gallery soon!


TODAY

Happy Monday friends! Just taking a minute to share this layout I created for Clique Kits using their April Kit. LOVE how this turned out with the flowers. I'm not even a flower person, but occasionally, I like to use them on my projects.

 If you're looking to do a little shopping, swing by the Clique Kits Shop and purchase a pack of these adorable die cuts!


I used foam squares to layer a few butterfly stickers throughout the layout to add dimension. 


For the background, I used a few different patterned papers in different shapes to create a fun design for the layout.


What do you think? Fun, right?!


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Hope you have a wonderful week!

SO HAPPY WE'RE HERE

Hi all. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Edward's spring break has been fun! We had a birthday sleepover Friday night to celebrate his birthday with his friends...yes, it's a little late, but it was the only weekend I could have it due to work and other stuff going on. Edward had no complaints. He was just happy to have his friends over for the night.

For this layout, I used lots of Pinkfresh Studio product. They are my favorite... and I am amazed how they keep killing it with all of these fabulous collections. I just want them all. But since I need to watch my spending, I have been buying bits and pieces from all of their collections to use.


Mom snapped these photos a few weeks ago. Edward loves helping her out in the kitchen... This boy loves to cook and prepare food. He did not get that from me. Mom's determined to make someone in my house a cook. LOL



Love the die cuts from the Everyday Musings collection. And I love that this collection has lots of blue in it...my favorite color.




Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

ONE AWESOME DAY

Happy Friday friends! Last weekend, I created this layout at the Cozy Crop House for Pinkfresh Studio's April Challenge.


I love creating collage layouts with a variety of frames and pictures. It's super simple and fun!


I used all of the colors from this inspiration on my layout. Isn't it gorgeous? I even like the pink background...and I'm not a pink person. LOL


I punched a star out from a scrap piece of paper then adhered it to the frame using a foam square. I added a tiny gem to add dimension.


I am totally loving the 3-D heart stickers. SOOOOOO pretty!!


I added a few stickers and enamel dots here and there.


I cut a journaling tag down small enough to fit into one of the squares then added a little journaling. Then I added the stickers and puffy heart at the bottom with another gem.


I used a mini stapler to staple the heart puffy sticker...just for fun.


For the past four weeks, I've had no mojo so I kind of took a break... When I went to the crop, that was the first I have created a few layouts in weeks. I was excited to play with my new Pinkfresh Studio product too... new product always helps get the mojo going again.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

FEELING HAPPY

Hello! This month, I am guest designing for my friends over at Clique Kits! This month's kit has all kinds of beautiful papers, stickers and die cuts from Vicki Boutin's latest collection. I love how vibrant and colorful this month's kit is...seriously gorgeous!

There are a few embellishments left in the shop available to purchase! Click here to see what's available.



I used a star punch to punch a few stars on some scraps and then I tucked it behind the photo to create a fun frame for the photo.


I really had fun with this layout. Lots of layers were created using stickers and die cuts. My favorite embellishments. :)


Thanks for visiting today!