Hey everyone, thank you so much for stopping by, as I show you how I made my latest Two-Tone Flora home decor piece. I made these projects for my February Creative Post for Stampin’ Up! and I hope that you like them. I love that with our craft supplies we can make something so pretty from just basic cardboard!
I chose to work with some of my favourite colours here – Coastal Cabana, Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz. Don’t they look great together? One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! is that the colours we have co-ordinate, so I can get the same colour inks, papers, card, ribbon and embellishments, but what about when it comes to making home decor pieces?
Well I want to show you how you can make these colour match, too, by using some white acrylic paint and our ink refills, to make coloured paint which we can then use to paint 3D items ready for decorating.
I used a silicon craft mat as a palette for this project, and squeezed enough of my white acrylic paint onto the mat, before adding just a couple of drops of Coastal Cabana ink refill to it. You can always add more if you need to, but I do find that less is more with this technique, and the colour looks better lighter in the background, in my opinion. To mix the paint and the ink, simply use a palette knife (they come as a pack of three) to work the ink into the paint.
Once you have done this, you can paint a sheet of greyboard or cardboard – I used the backing from the Foil Sheets for this project, and actually layered two sheets together to make it nice and thick. Once the paint has dried, I wanted to add some background texture, so ran my Versamark ink pad in ‘swipes’ over some of the painted background, then sprinkled over the white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.
I used a heavy duty hole punch to punch holes in the top of my project, and added some ribbon, tying in a knot at the back, then die cut my chosen name using the Alphabet A La Mode dies, from basic white cardstock that had been stuck onto Foam Adhesive Sheets, to raise them up.
To finish off my Two-Tone Flora home decor piece I stamped a lot of the flowers and leaves, cut them out, and layered them together before adhering to the finished project, along with some small flower die cuts (from the Sentimental Park Dies) and some Iridescent Pearls. I then made a matching gift tag and card, to make the gift extra special.
I hope that you like my Two-Tone Flora home decor piece and that you may feel inspired to have a go at making colour co-ordinated home decor pieces for yourself. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies used here, you can do so by visiting my ONLINE STORE or by clicking the picture links below. Thank you!
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