Friday, August 12, 2016

Isn't She Lovely - - wood plaque

"Isn't She Lovely" is hands down the most beautiful tribute ever written for a daughter - - remind the beautiful girl in your life how you feel about her every day with this wood slice plaque.


Let's get busy!

Gather:

Wood Slice Plaque (I am using one from Walnut Hollow)
DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in "Everlasting" (this is my "go to" white paint!)

Patterned Paper Used:
Girl Swirls (fussy cut flowers)
Orange Textured Cardstock
Yellow Textured Cardstock
Optional Tools:

I wanted a variety of shapes and sizes of paper flowers - so used the following tools:

Fussy Cutting - Girl Swirl Cardstock cut outs
Manual Die Cutting - Cuttlebug Scribble Flower Die & Stampin Up Butterflies
Machine Die Cutting - Cricut Luau and Pagoda cartridges

Use whatever tools you have on hand to create your flowers

Let's do it!

Paint your wood slice with white paint.  Using a foam paint brush, paint in a circular motion while leaving some of the wood grain showing through.  Do not worry about perfect edges as these will be covered with your flowers.  Set aside to dry.


Using your tools, cut out your flowers.  I used 17 flower shapes, 5 leaf shapes and 1 butterfly for an "extra large" wood slice


Put quote on your plaque using a black Sharpie pen.  Or if you are one of the crafters I envy and can do brush lettering -- use that technique!  I used a very "old skool" technique for my lettering.  I printed my quote from computer using "Lucinda handwriting" sized at 72.  Then I flipped that paper over and traced the lettering with a pencil - very heavy handed. Flip that paper right side and place on top of your wood slice.  Trace the letters on the paper with a pencil (again, very heavy handed) and when you remove the paper, you will have a light pattern on the wood that you can trace with your Sharpie! 



Next, apply random Dew Drops to all of your cut pieces


Now, apply your cut outs above and below your sentiment - following the lines of your wood slice

And now, gift your favorite girl!


Have a crafty weekend!

11 comments:

marie-christine denis said...

Love this! It is very original, good idea Shelly!

Colleen said...

Great idea, thanks for the tip about the handwriting.

Karen said...

what a clever project!

Tracy F. said...

Very pretty! Love the handwriting tip!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Cute! Cute!!

JAVAGIRL said...

You go Shelster

JAVAGIRL said...

You go Shelster

Angela Tombari said...

Awesome plaque!

Michelle Wells said...

Adorable!

Charity said...

Great textural interest!

Bev Code said...

super project.. cool idea

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