Hello and Happy Friday! Welcome back to Day Five and our Final day our of our week long pairing with the wonderful team from Imagine Crafts! All week, we have been sharing new projects on our respective blogs, showcasing how beautifully Hazel & Ruby and Imagine Crafts products work together. We have loved the project versatility that the Makery Team shared this week and the endless creative inspiration!
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Makery Team member Lindsay Fekitoa gets us going today, with Bewitching Halloween Sign! What a great project!
Here in Utah we are surrounded by creative people and we are so lucky! I thrive off of their creativity to fuel mine. That’s exactly what blogs are for, inspiration! I have a fun shop just down the street called Poppy Seed Projects. I bought this vinyl about a year ago before I knew about Hazel & Ruby. I love the composition of it, the words are fun and the way that you can make it any way you want is what is the most appealing to me. In fact, you can create your own composition by designing your words and quotes on the computer and then use Hazel & Ruby’s Cut-Your-Own stencil-mask to cut them on a digital die-cut machine. Then you can use them over-and-over! So instead of just throwing away your vinyl and getting a one time use out of it, you have them to be reusable and can make it over and over for gifts, to sell, etc.
What I wanted to do with this project was to use some of Poppy Seeds Antiqued Plaque and their texture paste, Hazel and Ruby’s new Pass the Tissue – Lace is the Place while also using Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Color Texture Spray in White.
I prepared the 16×16 piece of MDF with the texture paste. I used a lint free cloth and in technical terms, globbed it on in a swirl motion. I left some thick areas and while it was still wet i applied the tissue paper very gently to keep those thick areas thick. I wanted the texture! I left it alone to dry for about an hour. I then applied another coat of the texture paste but I would maybe use Mod Podge because I did have rips that were unintentional.
I then placed the vinyl on top of the tissue and I spray painted the MDF in a matte black. Once everything was dry, I peeled off the vinyl and that is when the rips occured. I figured that the vinyl was just too aggressive for the tissue and I hadn’t placed enough coverage of the texture paste. It ended up working in my favor though because when I roughed it up with the sand paper to show the ridges in the texture paste from before it added character to it. I really did end up loving it. That’s where I ended up spraying the irRESISTible Color Spray on the top to add just a little more dimension. It adds just a few 3D dots on top, I did wipe away some a few moments after I sprayed and it made a lighter effect.
It adds a fun prop to my front step for sure!
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