This highly satisfying project has a relatively short supply list:
Dixie Belle Paint in Flamingo and The Gulf
Rubber Stamped Message
Stencil or Mask
Mini Glue Dots
Here are the awesome colors I chose. I wanted a faded glory look and Flamingo and The Gulf worked great together.
Loved the idea of an album made of canvas; so many possibilities!!
Place a piece of chipboard behind where you are painting, in case it bleeds through. Highly unlikely, but better safe than sorry.
Next I used my painter's tape and covered the front flap.
Next I had to decide the size of my stripes and where to place my stars:
The X-Acto knife is your friend, just be careful about cutting only the tape. Only peel-up the areas you want painted.
Now the fun part; paint! First the Flamingo for the stripes. I chose a paint brush over a sponge, for more control.
I love that I can add water to this amazing paint if I want a thinner consistency. Using it straight from the jar gave a faded rustic appearance to the canvas though.
All of the stripes, painted:
I had some leftover acrylic stars from another project, so I used mini glue dots to place them on the canvas in a grid pattern.
So pretty, right? Remember rustic, not perfect. I used a paintbrush again for coverage, being sure to keep the paint above the stars for a crisper outline. Also, I added another strip of painter's tape to the right, keeping my area clean.
Here is the entire area covered:
The suspense of the reveal is killing me! Wait. We need a sentiment. Stazon stamped perfectly onto the dried paint.
I have to see what it looks like now:
Oops, I meant ALL of it:
This was seriously so easy and I am so content with the results. Look out! I see many more Dixie Belle projects coming your way. Enjoy all that our Design Team offers to you.
Ciao for now,