Big, versatile chipboard words bring a fun and artful touch to a room. Find your inspiration in a road trip theme with map print scrapbook papers and embellishments—or retreat to the garden with paint and decorative trim.
Finished size: 6" x 24" “Memories” — 6" x 24" “Believe”
You will need:
Emery board, craft knife, hot glue gun & glue sticks, pencil, ruler, scissors
• “Memories” chipboard word*
• White acrylic spray paint
• 3 sheets map-print scrapbook paper
• Spray adhesive or paper glue
• Two picture postcards
• Camping/road travel themed 3D stickers*
• 31" of 1-1/4" variegated feather trim*
• “Believe” chipboard word*
• Water basin
• ColorArtz spray unit & paint pouches*: Saffron, Basil, Burnt Sienna
• Acrylic paint*: Avocado, Lamp Black, Lavender, White Wash, Winter Blue, Yellow Green
#10/0 Liner T51
#6 Filbert T67
#8 Flat Shader T60
• 3" Looped ribbon & eyelash fringe
Palette or foam plate, paper towels
*The following products were used for this project: ColorArtz spray unit & paint pouches • Daler-Rowney Robert Simmons Tolemaster brushes • DecoArt paint • Expo International chipboard word & trim • Paper Bliss/Westrim Crafts embellishments.
Note: For product information, see end of instructions.
• See photo for details and placement.
STEP 1: Preparation. Spray paint word white and let dry completely.
STEP 2: Make & attach letters. Lay word face-down on back side of scrapbook paper. Trace around each letter. Use ruler to continue straight lines not traced. Cut out (Photo A).
Starting with the “s,” glue on each cut-out paper letter moving from right to left (Photo B). For clean edges on letters, use emery board to file off excess paper. Use craft knife to trim in tight corners.
STEP 3: Embellish. Glue embellishments and postcards in place (Photo C).
STEP 4: Finish. Glue trim to word base.
• Refer to painted sample sheet.
• Follow manufacturer's instructions for paint spray unit.
STEP 1: Paint background. Create a “camouflage” appearance by randomly spraying Saffron, Basil, and Burnt Sienna using spray unit and paint pouches.
STEP 2: Paint stems. Dip liner into both Avocado and Yellow Green. Pull paint from bottom of word into each letter to create stems.
STEP 3: Paint leaves. Double-load flat shader paintbrush by dipping one side into Avocado and other side into Yellow Green. Blend paint on brush in one spot on palette. Repeat double-load. To form a leaf, hold brush upright to make point of leaf. Press brush down slight and move toward stem to create body of leaf and immediately lift back to chisel edge of brush to achieve the stem of the leaf. Paint one leaf on top of each stem. Randomly do two leaves across from each other on each stem. Continue to fill stem with leaf pairs, leaving a slight space between.
STEP 4: Paint butterflies. Double load flat shader paintbrush with Winter Blue and Lavender. Referring to painted sample sheet, paint back wing. Repeat for fore wing and two lower wings. For body and antennae, use liner with Lamp Black.
STEP 5: Paint dragonflies. Paint wings for each dragonfly using filbert brush and White Wash. Pull paint from outside edge toward body area. Turn brush slightly to give a pointed end before lifting brush off of surface. To make bodies, dip paintbrush handle into Lamp Black and make a continuous line of dots.
STEP 6: Finish. Glue trim to word base.
Paper Bliss/Westrim Crafts