Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bloom Sign

You're in for another special treat today! Please join us in welcoming Alisa from Sweet Peas and Bumblebees...

Hi Lemon Tree Creations readers!
I am thrilled to be unveiling my latest project here at Lemon Tree Creations!  Their blog has the most amazing projects and I’m so excited to be sharing mine on their super creative blog!image
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First, a little bit about me…
I’m Alisa from the blog Sweet Peas & Bumblebees.  My twin sister and I LOVE to blog about all things crafty and thoroughly enjoy spending our time creating new projects and trying new recipes!  We even have a linky party on Wednesdays where you can show off your best recipes and latest craftiness!  We totally love seeing everything you all come up with and would love if you would join us!
Now for my tutorial…
Bloom Sign
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We have an AMAZING craft store where I live….which is where I bought my pre-cut wood to create my Bloom Sign, but you could easily cut it yourself!
You’ll need:
*Acrylic Paint {Black, 2 shades of Green, Cream, Yellow}
*Fine Glitter {Green & Yellow}
*Scrapbook Paper {3 different pages}
*Vinyl Lettering {Where You Are Planted}
*Wood Glue
*Mod Podge
*Foam Brush
*Sealant Spray
If you are cutting your own:
*2x10 Pine Board {to cut your “B”, “L”, “M” & Flowers}
*1/4'” thick pine board to cut flower embellishments
*2x4 to cut base flowers sit on
*Scroll Saw
Now, to get started…..
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*Lay your letter “B” on your chosen scrapbook paper.
*Trace your letter {making sure the front of the letter is facing down}
*Cut out the letter “B”, just inside your lines.
*Paint your wooden letter “B” black {this may take a couple of coats"}
*With your foam brush, brush a coat of Mod Podge on the front of your wooden letter.  Apply your scrapbook paper “B” and smooth out, so that there are not any bubbles.
*Set aside to dry.
*Once Dry, sand all of the front edges with sand paper.  This will sand off all of the extra paper hanging off the front of the letter.
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*Lay your letter “L” on your chosen scrapbook paper.
*Trace your letter {making sure the front of the letter is facing down}
*Cut out the letter “L” just inside your lines.
*Paint your wooden letter “L” black {this may take a couple of coats"}
*With your foam brush, brush a coat of Mod Podge on the front of your wooden letter.  Apply your scrapbook paper “L” and smooth out, so that there are not any bubbles.
*Set aside to dry.
*Once Dry, sand all of the front edges with sand paper.  This will sand off all of the extra paper hanging off the front of the letter.
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*Paint your flowers {tops cream & bottoms green}
*Paint base flowers sit on black
*Paint the flower embellishments {yellow and light green}.  When the paint is still wet on the front of the embellishment, dip in your glitter.
*Let Dry
*Apply the vinyl lettering to the base the flowers sit on.
*With the wood glue, glue the embellishments onto the flowers.
*With the wood glue, glue the flowers onto the base.
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*Lay your letter “M” on your chosen scrapbook paper.
*Trace your letter {making sure the front of the letter is facing down}
*Cut out the letter “M” just inside your lines.
*Paint your wooden letter “M” black {this may take a couple of coats"}
*With your foam brush, brush a coat of Mod Podge on the front of your wooden letter.  Apply your scrapbook paper “M” and smooth out, so that there are not any bubbles.
*Set aside to dry.
*Once Dry, sand all of the front edges with sand paper.  This will sand off all of the extra paper hanging off the front of the letter.
****Spray everything with your Sealant****
That’s it…..you are done!!  Now, you just have to find the perfect spot for your creation!!
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Thanks for letting me share my tutorial here today!
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Thanks Alisa for hopping over to Lemon Tree Creations and guest posting with us!

5 comments:

Delaney August 11, 2011 at 10:13 AM  

How fun!

Gems August 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM  

This looks so cute and lots of fun to make. It is great to get different ideas from others. Thanks,

Gems x

Tiffany August 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

Super cute, Alisa! Thanks for sharing this with LTC readers!

Erin A August 14, 2011 at 5:21 PM  

What a sweet project Alisa!! And I love that color match up project with the Skittles too, how cute!

Thanks for sharing this with us!!

Patrice August 16, 2011 at 8:51 AM  

I love the colors! Thanks again for posting with us!

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