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It's Thursday What is Jean doing on the BLOG?

There was an empty post so I volunteered!    HIP HIP HOORAY.

I carried a wooden ATB with me all week, holding it and turning it, waiting for some inspiration.  I thought about (OH NO) macrame around it, making it into an Easter basket of some sort, BUT I had to get dirty to find the next step!

Art Anthology Paints were used after putting down a white base coat, the wood just sucks up the paint if not base coated. Do not use a gloss paint or sealer, it will make your top coats hard to apply in some cases.

Sanding adds character

I then used an original stencil created for the Mailbox Muse Serengeti Kit 

Apply the stencil vertically & then horizontally for a basketweave pattern, I used a spouncer (or sponge) to apply the paint over the stencil.

I got an smaller wooden block and hammered a hole into the top for later

I considered small nails but used good old, tried and true Aleens
to attach the Glitz banner and top block.

 I then wanted to add some pops so outlined the banner in black paint and added some doodle type lines.   HMMMMMMM, not enough POP.   Bring in the Bright yellow and add photo hardware. VOILA.   I did not add legs but I could in the future, if I do they will be the reddish color with yellow.


These are wooden ATB's but just wait!   You will get to see the newest style of ATB's in May!

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Have a Groovy weekend, allow your Muse to find you!  

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