Whoo Loves You

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by today! I have a winner for the “Love at First Sight” Hop to announce! I know I’m a little late, we had a crazy start to our week, and I just dropped each day I got home. So…without further ado…the winner of the $15 Gift Certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps is….Kathryn!! Congratulations, I’ll be sending your gift certificate today. :)

Kathryn says:

February 6, 2011 at 1:51 am

Gorgeous Tag!!! You did an outstanding job on this. TFS

I wanted to share this super cute idea for altering one of those MDF wood pieces you can find at any big box craft store. The best part? You don’t even need to sand it first, because the MDF is not like traditional wood. “MDF” stands for “Medium Density Fibreboard” and is made up of wood fibers mixed with waxes or resins. It’s an excellent choice for us crafters since minimal (if any) surface prep is required. Ready to get started?

For this project you will need:

  • MDF (or comparable) home decor piece
  • White acrylic paint
  • Iridescent Glitter (I used Martha Stewart fine glitter brand)
  • Aleene’s Triple Thick Glaze
  • Sea sponge
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue (or a hot glue gun)
  • Pink Sorbet Twine from The Twinery
  • Punches, Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Medium Faces (PK-754), pattern paper (optional)
  • First, coat your piece with white acrylic paint and the sea sponge. The sea sponge will prevent fewer (if any) visible paint strokes than if you were to use a regular brush. Simply dab and it will cover quickly because of the large surface area of the sponge.

    Afer the paint has dried and you’ve cleaned off your sponge, take the same sponge and dab into the Triple Thick Glaze. Apply evenly over your sign. The glaze dries clear and will act as an adhesive for the glitter you’ll apply next by simply shaking over the entire piece. Once dried, quickly burnish with your palm or a glitter clean-up cloth to remove any glitter that didn’t adhere. You’ll be left with sparkling beauty!

    You could leave it at this point, but I had to put a little more “pop” into this. All of the colors from the Twinery could do that, but since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I chose Pink Sorbet. Begin by applying glue (I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue because it dries super clear and pretty fast) about 1/4″ from the edges of the area you will start lining with your twine. I decided to go around the heart first.

    Do the same step as above for the rest of the letters/areas in your decor piece.

    For an added little “something”, I decided to punch out an owl and a branch for the end where the “E” is. This step is totally up to you – experiment with any fun little character! These punches are from Stampin’ Up.

    Isn’t she cute? I gave her a matching bow too. Her face is from the Medium Critter faces from Peachy Keen Stamps!

    All pattern paper is from the We R Memory Keeper’s “Be My Valentine” stack.

    I love accessorizing my die cuts and punched pieces with twine! For her wings, I just used a small scalloped circle and cut in half.

    Once complete, you’ll be left with a cute little sign you can hang or display on a shelf each Valentine’s Day!

    How fun is that? Hope you guys enjoyed today’s project – special thanks to my mom for all her painting tips and for letting me know about the triple thick glaze! She rocks!

    About Angelica

    I'm Angelica - a young mom, business owner, coffee lover, mind wanderer and mess maker with too many interests to count. Although I lead a busy life, I still find time to create everyday. If my hands aren't stained with ink, I'm cruising along in Illustrator or doodling in a sketch book. Visit me on Twitter or Facebook to follow my latest obsession. I'd love to get to know you!

    Comments

    1. Oh my goodness! That is supa ca-utte! Love it girly!! I might have to ‘lift your idea! :)

    2. Love this little Love sign, Angelica! Your owl is adorable and I love the extra sparkle.

      ~Hugs!

    3. Awesome home decor item. I love the twine and that owl is SUPER cute! Hugs- Glora

    4. Congrats to the winner!

      Your love sign is sooo cute Angelica! I love the sweet little owl too!

      Ruthie :)

    5. I really need to get me some twine:-)! This is adorable and you know i love that little owl!

    6. Hi Angelica,

      Wow, I won I am really so excited. I loved your project and this one is also fantastic. I ordered some of the Peachy Keen stamps this past Monday and I am itching to use them. So this will be good for the stamps I didn’t get from them yet.

      Thank you so very much and I do look forward to see more of your wonderful creations.

      Kathryn

    7. Heck of a job there, it ablsoultey helps me out.

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