So, you realize there are only 16 days left until Mother’s Day, right?
Coming off the awesome insanity that was SNAP! = Mother’s Day totally sneaking up on me
Fortunately, I had all this Martha (yes, THAT Martha) goodness to inspire me:
If you haven’t already, you MUST check out the Martha Stewart Crafts by Plaid paints. You can use them on virtually any surface (glass, metal, wood, terracotta, etc) and the colors/finishes are FAB. And don’t even get me started on the tools! The tops that screw directly onto the paint bottles make me WAY happier than they should.
So, what’d I make? A sophisticated beachy sign/piece of art with my favorite mom saying:
I started out with a board from the hardware store (cheap…$7 or so) that I had BC cut down a bit and 3 colors of paint.
The one on the left is called Sea Lavender (I don’t know). The one in the middle is Beach Glass. And, the one on the right is Sterling.
I did a very thin coat (watered it down…is that called a wash?) of the Sea Lavender over the whole board.
Then I picked out one of the stencils, a damask-y pattern from the Flourish set
and used some stencil adhesive spray and the foam pouncer tops
and I did some stenciling.
I applied the Sterling first
and then layered on the Sea Glass.
Once it was dry, I gave it a light sanding. I wanted it to look old and faded.
The last step was to add the lettering. I cut the phrase out of vinyl and removed where I wanted the paint to be and then applied it to my board.
I used the Sea Glass with the foam pouncer top to fill in the vinyl stencil as well.
Are you making a Mother’s Day gift for someone that has mothered you?
Will you tell me what it is? (This isn’t actually for my mom…she reads my blog!)
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