Hello everybody. Nicole here! Today I’m sharing a fun mixed media project I created. One of my favorite things to do is alter wood pieces! I just love the process of altering woodcrafts. It allows me to play with all of my mediums and just have fun! Most of the time, I have no idea what I’m doing… I just play. 🙂
Disclaimer: “The Crafter’s Workshop Provided me with product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.”
You might be thinking this was hard to make. It really wasn’t! Let me share my process with you. It’s the same process I used when I altered the Globe!
To begin, I coated the house with White Gesso.
I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time of the Clear Modeling Paste. I’m impatient… I don’t like to wait too long to get messy. 🙂
Once the Clear Modeling Paste was completely dry, I painted the house and other pieces with yellow acrylic paint.
Then I used my fingers to smear on additional colors. I like using my fingers because I’m able to control how much paint goes onto the project! A little dot of paint goes a long way!
I repeated this process using different colors until I was happy with the colors!
I used a tiny paint brush to outline the houses and windows using white paint to bring out the details of the houses.
I used the TCW922S 6X6 Ethereal stencil to create the flowers on the “L” wood piece. Then I used the TCW177s Mini Cherry Blossoms 6X6 stencil to add the bird and some blossoms onto the heart using red ink and a blending brush.
I used the Matte Gel Medium to glue the wooden pieces and embellishments onto the house and let it dry overnight.
And here it is! I love these colors together. It’s so pretty and it looks great on my scrap desk next to the Globe I created a few months ago. I hope I inspired you on your visit today!
Nicole Martel, Design Team Member