Today on the Smoothfoam™ blog they are highlighting my Irish Blessing Plaque. Smoothfoam™ truly is he perfect surface for projects like this - it's lightweight, can be painted, distressed, carved, textured with rubber stamps, and more!
▪ Smoothfoam™ Sheet
▪ DecoArt® Americana Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint
▪ - New Life, Timeless
▪ DecoArt® Americana Decor™ Crackle Medium
▪ Sizzix® - Big Shot™ Machine
▪ - Sizzix Bigz Die - Butterfly, Flower, Leaf & Shamrock
▪ JudiKins™ Color Sponge
▪ Craft Attitude™ Printable Craft Film
▪ Clearsnap® ColorBox Crafter’s® by Ann Butler Ink - Evergreen
▪ Paint brush, paper trimmer, patterned paper, glue stick
Irish Blessing Subway Art - Find the printable image here - http://www.thegirlcreative.com/irish-blessing-subway-art/
Cut Smoothfoam™ sheet to desired size. If necessary, smooth rough edges with sand paper.
Impress rubber stamp onto top of Smoothfoam™ sheet by placing on top and pushing down to transfer texture (if needed…. a hammer helps with this process). Use edge of stamp to distress edges/corners of foam to achieve a distressed effect.
Paint with Americana Decor™ Timeless Chalky Finish paint. Let dry.
Apply Crackle medium. Let dry.
Paint with Americana Decor™ New Life Chalky Finish paint.
Resize St. Patrick’s Day graphic to desired size (5” x 7” on mine). (Reverse print before printing) - Print onto Craft Attitude™.
Mount to center of painted sign using clear drying glue stick.
Use JudiKins™ color sponge and Evergreen Crafter’s® ink to alter color on two different patterned papers. (Of course, you can always use green patterned papers - but this is a great way to alter a paper to meet your needs for a specific project!)
Die cut 6 shamrocks, 3 from each of your patterned papers, using Sizzix® Big Shot™ & die.
Arrange and mount shamrocks above and below text.