Altered Cutting Board Project

Hey guys!!!  Happy Tuesday!!  Today I’m sharing my fun altered cutting board projects from the March Mixed Media kit.

I started out with the natural cutting board Darice and gave it a thin coat of the olive green paint from 13 Arts.

I allowed the olive green acrylic paint to dry well

Next I sanded the entire board down well, paying close attention to the edges.  I really wanted the grain of the wood to show through.   You could use an electric sander for this part.

I used some letter stickers to apply the word “Family”.  If you have a vinyl cutter, that would work well for this.

Next I applied a good coat of the 13 Arts “Cafe Au Lait” acrylic paint and allowed it to dry well.  I then rubbed it with the gold Prima wax from last month’s kit.

I assembled the entire thing on the board with hot glue, layering on the scrapaholics brick chipboard that I painted with acrylic paints, coated with some modeling paste and then gave it a good rub with some gold metallic wax.

 

Mixed Media Kit Contents:

  1. Darice – Wood – Cutting board
  2. 49 & Market – Flower Series Mini – Ginger
  3. Prima Marketing- Memory Hardware – Frames
  4. Prima Marketing- Mechanicals – Butterflies
  5. 13 Arts – Gel Medium
  6. 13 Arts – Acrylic Paint – Cafe Au Lait
  7. 13 Arts – Acrylic Paint – Olive Green
  8. 13 Arts – Transparency Sheet – Rhapsody
  9. Scrapaholics – Chipboard Saying – Brick Pieces

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Earring Holder Shadow Box

As some of you all know, in addition to paper crafts and mixed media arts, I am a jewelry designer with a small business.  I am always looking for fun ways to display and showcase jewelry pieces.  And with Valentine’s Day tomorrow, how cute would something like this be to present a pair of earrings to a friend, mother or sister?

This month in the mixed media kit we go that wonderful wooden shutter from Prima Marketing.  I thought and thought on a cool way to use it and I kept coming back to this jewelry display idea.

I love how it’s a great home decor piece that fits in well with the style of my home but it’s functional too…this girl loves a good functional piece!

So I started with a shadow box frame with wings in it that was given to me by a neighbor that was about to throw it out.  I knew it would make a great project so I’ve been hanging on to it for just the right decor piece.

Using the gold prima wax I rubbed the wings to highlight them and give them some great metallic shine.

I also rubbed the edges of the shutters with the gold wax

I painted the heart chipboard with white gesso then a coat of the prima acrylic paint before adding a layer of white crackle paint to tone it down a bit.  Next I finished off the look with a rub of the gold wax.

The Darice flower & mini grapevine heart made the perfect embelishement to put on top.

Inside I wrapped a piece of chickenwire ribbon around the inside and bent around the back before gluing and securing down to the shadow box.

You can see it here being used to display my Valentine earrings.

It really is a fun piece to play with and experiment, you could also place a photo or even a small piece of cork board inside the shutters for a different approach.

If you haven’t gotten your Mixed Media kit, you really should!  Here is the break down of what is in it…

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Darice – Burlap Heart
  2. Darice – Flowers – Tatiana
  3. Prima Marketing- Memory Hardware – Wood Shutters
  4. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy -Sparks Paint – Phoenix Feather
  5. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Sparks Paint – Enchanted
  6. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold
  7. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard Saying – Follow Your Heart

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all do something beautiful today!!

Unbound Heart

Hey y’all and happy Thursday!!  Today I’m working with the fun valentine themed Mixed Media kit and know you are going to love it!

I started with the burlap heart by Darice, spray painting it with a light coat of white paint.

Next I did some painting effects on the Darice Flower embellishments with the Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy -Sparks Acrylic Paint in both the shades provided in the kit.   I also added some texture paste and sprinkled some coarse glitter to add more texture and shine.

Next I painted more of the acrylic paint on to the Creative Embellishment chipboard piece (mine was a heart cluster but the actual kit will include a phrase sentiment as pictured in the kit photo below).  Finally I added a photo embellishment.

I also rubbed all of the grapevine twig portions of the heart with the Prima gold wax so it resembled metal or wire.  I finished it off with a ribbon to hang it.

I love how it looks hanging in my home!

Check out the process video below for a closer look and more details on how it all came together.

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Darice – Burlap Heart
  2. Darice – Flowers – Tatiana
  3. Prima Marketing- Memory Hardware – Wood Shutters
  4. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy -Sparks Paint – Phoenix Feather
  5. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Sparks Paint – Enchanted
  6. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold
  7. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard Saying – Follow Your Heart

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all do something beautiful today!!

Altered Wings

How dreamy are those big metal wings in the mixed media kit this month?!  I had so many ideas for them, do I go all steampunk on them or sweet and flowery?  Since we had those awesome Prima flowers to play with I went more fairy dreamland with my thought process!

I basically just slathered the entire set of wings with the crackle paint, more as a base coat than for a crackle medium because I didn’t prep the wings first so I didn’t expect much actual crackling to occur.   It ended up kinda looking plasterish which I loved.

I also applied the crackle paint to the flowers as well and sprinkled the fine glitter over the wet paint on both the wings and the flowers.

When the paint was dry on the wings I gave them a wash with some diluted brown acrylic paint and then rubbed them with the Turquoise InkaGold to highlight them.

The flowers also got a light rubbing of the Turquoise InkaGold as well.

You can see all the details in my process video below!  Check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Mixed Media Heart Ornament

Happy Tuesday y’all!  today I’m sharing a project I did with the little wooden heart that was in the November Mixed Media kits.  I have to admit, dispite it’s small size I was intemidated by it for some reason.  I really don’t know why!

The first thing I did was trace the heart onto some corrugated packing paper, cut it out and then apply it on to the heart.  Then I used some sandpaper to distress the edges.

Next I applied some of the Deco Art Crackle Medium to it and allowed it to crackle (you can use a heat or drying tool to help with this).  Once dried I applied some watered down acrylic paint to give it some pops of color.  Then I rubbed on some of the Turquoise Viva Ink Gold Rub.

Then I began to add my Prima Flowers.  I also added a bit of the Turquoise Viva Ink Gold rub to the flowers as well to add some color to them too.

Once I had the flowers all adhered on, I brushed on some matte gel medium to the flowers and sprinkled some of the fine glitter that was included in the kit for a little shine.

Finally I added some metal embellishments from my stash and tucked in some preserved reindeer moss.  I also rubbed that awesome Turquoise Ink Gold on one of the metal embellishments.  It adhered to the metal so well and dried super quick.

I hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for stopping by today!!