This project isn’t difficult, but it does take time to cut out the pieces and wait for the paint to dry.
Sand the wood plaque to get rid of the rough edges.
Apply two coats of water based varnish allowing it to dry between coats.
Apply two coats of a cream paint allowing the paint to dry between coats.
Apply a thin coat of glaze with the foam brush and then immediately wipe off using a cloth rag. This will give it an shabby, antique look. Photoshop was used to assemble the background. The papers are from Le Fleuriste by TKWhimsy, the decorative shape is from Hybrid Album Shapes by Kim Wresh, and the lettering is a font called TKFlourish by TKWhimsy.
This was then sponged with brown ink around the edges.
Brush a layer of Mod Podge on BOTH the back of the paper and the surface of the wood. Use the brayer to smooth the surface before it dries. Brush two more layers of Mod Podge on top allowing it to dry between coats.
Print several copies of the bird and flower pot from Le Fleuriste by TKWhimsy.
Brush a light coat of MP on the back of the bird and flower pot and let dry. This gives the paper an almost rubbery feel and allows you to cut out intricate shapes without tearing the paper.
Ink the edges of all the pieces with brown ink. Use a swab to get into to the tiny areas.
Trim around the shape leaving a 1/8th inch edge. Brush a layer of Mod Podge on the back of the shapes and on the wood. Place the shapes on the wood as shown and use the brayer to smooth.
Brush two more coats of Mod Podge on the entire surface allowing it to dry in between coats. Finish off with a layer of glossy varnish. I also brushed varnish on the individual pieces that will be stacked up on the bird and flower pot.
Add a couple of hangers on the back of the wood and give your guests a happy welcome.
Other Articles by jknath:
- Birdhouse Gift Box and Card - May 5th, 2013
- Vintage Pin - April 5th, 2013
- Bunny Purse - March 8th, 2013
- Rocket Valentine - February 4th, 2013
- Moose Treat Container - January 14th, 2013