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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Smoothfoam™ St. Patrick's Day Irish Blessing Plaque

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. 

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