Hello there, and welcome to my submission for application to join the Robin's Nest Design Team. I decided to make this beautiful wall hanging. I am so excited about this project, and The Robin's Nest products are so fun to use. This project was so simple to make, and would make a great gift for that special someone.
Before you start painting or sanding the plaque, flip the plaque over and trace the inside oval onto the back side of the paper and cut out. Set the oval aside.
Now, sand the plaque edges, then paint just the side edges that will not be covered with the paper. I picked three colors of brown that I thought would work well with this paper. (NOTE: Instead of mixing the colors together, I kept them separate and double or triple loaded my foam brush and applied the paint, allowing the colors to partly mix on the wood. This way, you can match just about any color because your eye is not trying to see that one color and compare it to the color you are trying to match.)
Then I sponged a bit of metallic antique copper paint, which added a bit of sparkle to enhance the glitter in the paper.
I love dimension, and what better way to add dimension than to add beautiful flowers made with the beautiful papers from The Robin's Nest. I die cut mini rosettes from the Dark Vanilla Stripe paper. I thought these elegant stripe designs would work quite well to make beautiful rosettes by simply choosing which stripe you wanted to show. All you need to do is carefully align the die within the stripe area and cut it out, accordion fold it, glue it, adhere it. Voila, beautiful rosettes from beautiful paper.
After the clay dried, I used the Raw Umber and Metallic Antique Copper acrylic paints to color the clay flower, as shown in above photo.
|7Gypsies optical lens highlighting paper piece|
|The Robin's Nest Dew Drops accent paper|
For the banner at the top, I die cut a piece of Dark Vanilla paper from the Tattered Banners die, then ran it through the computer to print the title "Robin's Nest".
I had a bit of the Dark Vanilla paper left, so I made this card using the same techniques and embellishments. So simple, but so very elegant.
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|Dark Vanilla paper|
Robin's Nest Products Used:
Dark Vanilla 12x12 paper
Dark Vanilla Stripe 12x12 paper
Fleur Latte 12x12 paper
Champagne Dew Drops
Soil Dew Drops
Clear Tear Drops
Other Products Used:
7x9 wooden oval plaque
Crafts Etc. Drawer Pulls (.64" x .758")
FolkArt Acrylic Paints (Toffee)(Nutmeg)
|Dark Vanilla Stripe paper|
Americana Acrylic Paint (Raw Umber)
7Gypsies Vintage optical lense
Sizzix Tattered Flowers Die
Sizzix Mini Rosettes Die
Sizzix Tattered Banners
Vintaj Arte Metal Blooming Flower
Ranger Glossy Accents
|Fleur Latte paper|
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