Hello...I'm back! I don't know why I'm so bad at blogging but I am. I guess I can partially blame it on the fact that I started a new job in April. I'm working part time as a merchandiser for American Greetings at our local Meijer. I really like it because I'm getting to be around cards and stationary..kind of reminds me of when I used to work at our local scrapbook stores.
Today, I'm sharing a recent project I created for the Clear Scraps design team. New Wood Frames and Pallet Shapes were debuted at the show back in January and they are so fun to work with! Here, I used the Heart Wood DIY Pallet Shape with a favorite photo of my kids.
I usually use chalk paint on the wood pieces because I love they way it looks. And I had intended to do so on this piece, but the blue chalk paint I had picked out was too light for my paper. So, the next best thing is spray paint! Especially with these bigger pieces, its nice for faster coverage! After my paint was dry, I wanted to add distress to my background. Using the 6 Inch Shiplap Mascil and white chalk paint, I lightly dabbed paint to the front of the heart. I did not worry about clean lines and ensuring even coverage.
Here is the end result after removing my Mascil! Again, it isn't perfect and that's ok!
I then used pieces from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Wild At Heart collection as well as chipboard pieces from Clear Scraps. I painted the Cherish Chipboard Word Title with white chalk paint. Once dry, I added a generous amount of Distress Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy to the surface.
I used the same technique on one of the hearts from the Hearts Chipboard Embellishment Set and adhered to one of the frames from the Wild at Heart line.
You can see I added some stenciling on this side of my photo as well. I confess it did not turn out as well...the thing about mistakes is that they can usually be covered with sticker or some type of embellishments! LOL
Thank you for stopping by! Check out Clear Scraps shop to see the new releases! Have a great night!