Tuesday, August 31, 2010

HYBRID {altered wooden letters}

Hi there everyone!  Dana (aka danajscraps) here, to share a great hybrid project with you…here’s what my finished project looks like and since I used so many products that I already had on hand, the total cost was less than $10!  My letters will be going to my cousin when she has her baby in October.  The nursery is done in shades of spring green, baby pink and a dusty plum color.  I hope she loves them!

EMMA (600 x 224)

Credits: Urban Domestic digital kit by Rainamoon Scraps, various generic embellishments from many sources
Materials: wooden letter(s), acrylic paint & brush, liquid glue (white school glue will work!), sandpaper or file of some kind (scrabooking tools or nail file, etc.), digital paper of choice-printed on white cardstock, misc. embellishments-printed from digital kit or more traditional supplies such as rhinestones or sequins, buttons, brads, paper flowers, ribbon, twine, etc.
How-to: Begin by painting wooden letter with your color of choice. Let dry. Trace letters face down on backside of printed paper. Cut out-this does not have to be perfect! Apply glue directly to wooden letter and smooth matching cutout on top. After glue dries a while, sand edges of as smooth or distressed as you like. Add embellishments to each letter and reapply paint touchups if needed. Attach ribbon to backs if you prefer the look for hanging.

P.S. This photo does NOT do the letters justice...the papers look awesome in person and the variety of different materials for the embellishments look fantastic together...smooth paper, grosgrain ribbon, coarse twine, sparkly rhinestones, shiny brads...

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