Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

Welcome to my NEW blog! For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for almost 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine's Day Oversized Tag Door Decor


Today on the Smoothfoam™ blog they are sharing this Valentine's Day Oversized Tag Door Decor project.

It’s time to decorate our front door again for Valentine’s Day!  This year’s project was inspired by the great dimensional letters made by Smoothfoam™ and this oversized wooden tag from The Unfinished Wood Co.   Together they make for a fun and unique way to decorate our front door and share the love! 

Materials: 

Smoothfoam™ Letters - 2 X, 2 O
Unfinished Wood Co. large wooden tag
DecoArt® - Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint - Romance, Innocence 
                 - Americana® Acrylics - White Wash 
Clearsnap® Colorbox® Crafter’s Ink - Fire
Momenta® - ART-C™ Groove Tool 
                   - ART-C™ Adhesive Alphabet Stencils 
Beacon™ Adhesives - 3-in-1 Adhesive
JudiKins™Floral Wave stamp 
Paint brushes, pencil, scissors 
Valentine patterned fabric  

Instructions:

1. Paint oversized wooden tag with "Romance" red Chalky Finish paint.  Let dry. 


2. Use ART-C self-adhesive stencils to spell out “love rules” and “without rules”.  If you prefer, use White Wash acrylic paint to stencil on your lettering - I am stencil challenged, so I prefer to use them as a template with a pencil, and then hand paint).     


3. Smoothfoam letters have small raised areas on them from the molding process, and sometimes the back edges of the lettering are a bit rigid.   I like to smooth all those areas before I paint.  An easy way to do this is with the ART-C Groove Tool and the sanding disc.   You can see the difference in these two “O” letters. 

  


4.  Paint letters with "Innocence" pink Chalky Finish paint.  Let dry.   


5.  Ink stamp with "Fire" red Crafter’s ink, stamp surface of painted letters and let dry. 


6. Cut strip of fabric, tie through hole in tag.  Dovetail cut ends of fabric strip.  


7. Use 3-in-1 adhesive to mount letters to tag.  



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