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Gel Press™ - 8” Round
DecoArt® Americana Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint - New Life, Everlasting, Legacy
JudiKins™ Snappy Tray
JudiKins™ Diamond Glaze
ART, compass, globe rubber stamp
Black permanent ink pad
Rolling letter/number stamp
Assorted acrylic letters, black lettering stickers
Black permanent marker
8” Smoothfoam™ Disc
Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive
Blue 1” ribbon
For this project, less paint leads to better results. Use palette knife to apply small amounts of each shade of Chalky Finish Paint to 8” Round Gel Press™. Brayer to blend colors.
Stamp UNINKED “Art” rubber stamp into paint. Repeat with compass stamp and globe stamp, cleaning off paint between each impression. I find that by working with a thin layer of the chalky finish paint you get better results with lifting the paint with the rubber stamps.
Place paper over plate and press to transfer print.
Apply a “strip” of Everlasting paint next to the “ART” stamped area. Let dry.
Ink ART Stamp with permanent black ink, stamp over the lifted ART stamped area.
Spell out WITHOUT on rolling letter stamp, stamp with black ink onto painted white strip next to ART.
Add “is just” lettering with black acrylic letters. Ad - eh- beneath “is just” and add “ “ with permanent marker.
Mount “earth” acrylic letters.
Use Diamond Glaze™ to mount coordinating colors of glass beads around outside of print.
Paint outside edges of 8” Smoothfoam™ disc with New Life Chalky Finish Paint. Let dry.
Use Beacon™ 3-in-1 to mount blue ribbon loop to back of disc to hang finished piece.
Use 3-in-1 to mount print to top of disc.
So many options.....so little time!