Hi everyone! I've got a project to show you today and not just any project but a FINISHED project. Say WHAT?! That's right, it's a finished project. *gasp*
Okay so yeah, I started with this 4x4 blank wood plaque. I picked this up from a craft store for $1, I love finding these little cheap things to alter (okay fine, I put them in a box and think to myself, "I should alter this sometime" and it usually sits there forever but my point is, I love finding these things. :P)
Then I started just sticking stuff down, I really didn't have a direction. I put on some pieces of newspaper washi tape and a teeny piece of ephemera, then slapped on some gesso and spritzed it down with some Art Anthology Colorations matte spray in Heart. After that, I did some punchinella stenciling. And then I...well, I had no clue what to do at this point. I like to call this step: "Maggi Doesn't Know What the Hell She's Doing With This":
Sooooooo yeah...hmmm...let's see...Well, I did the easy thing first, I painted the edges of the plaque with some Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional paint (Red Velvet, I think?) And then I did something I rarely do: I used stamps. Yes, you read correctly! (I rarely use stamps, not because they're not awesome, I just feel like I suck at using them. But this time it turned out pretty good! These stamps are from 100 Proof Press.) Then I add a little Heidi Swapp rub-on flower corner thingie:
Well, that's better at least! So I got stuck again until I found this little wood camera cut out (from a Gauche Alchemy kit) and thought, "Well, I got a bird, I got a girl and a camera, done and done". So I took a white pen and added a little detail to the bird to make it stand out some more and wrote, "Smile at the birdie".
Little projects are fun to do! :D
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