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SPRING has Sprung!

Happy Sunday to all!

We got in the Spring mood and made this lovely Spring decor piece to celebrate the season of fresh, renewed, happy colors and a desire for sunny days!




We started with a blank wooden die cut.  



You could choose paper from the wonderful USArtQuest selection of fabulous papers, gluing some Mica DeLites with PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive) directly onto the paper for a subtle shimmery background.  In this case, I had a lovely paper from Robin's Nest.  

This paper was set aside to dry while we painted the wood with some Dixie Belle Chalk Paints - color buttercream.   

The next step was to paint and add Mica DeLites to small wooden die cuts of flowers and butterflies.   Allow them to dry as well.   


Next, glue the small shape pieces onto the face of the sign, placing them to create an eye appealing layout.



The SPRING wood diecut allows all that sparkle from the Mica DeLites on the paper to show through.




Almost finished - When the paper backing was in place, I added some chunkier Mica Flakes mixed with glitter to some of the paper backed holes of the die cuts with PPA glue. 





I also added a Spring yellow bow for a final touch.   We think this is a lovely addition to the porch, door or inside your home. 




WELCOME SPRING  





These are the winners of PPA glues;

Amanda George Teel
Jackie P Neal
Julie B
Kim Tangled Blue Rose
Gail from Schenectady 
Anne from Arkansas
Michelle from Seattle

Please send your postal address to Artsociates@gmail.com and we will forward your bottle of PPA glue, the BEST paper glue!   #USArtQuest





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