I love this time of year, the weather is warming, the trees are blossoming, and it's Easter time! I love to decorate for Easter, and this year I thought my old Spring wreath needed a pick me up. Here's what I came up with to pick this old wreath up, and next year I think I'll add some eggs to it. I already got the approval of the Mailman!!!
|I have some great Wendy Vecchi Art Parts in my stash. I LOVE these Fancy Oval Frames, and I had two of the ovals left after putting two of the frames together. I used one for this project. I painted it with Picket Fence...just one coat so the kraft color is still showing somewhat in the background.|
|I stenciled in all the gorgeous Archival Inks seen here using the new Splotches Stencil from Tim Holtz! I love how the colors overlapped.|
|I coated the whole plaque with Ranger's Glue N Seal since it will be outside in the weather...extra protection.|
|I found Letterpress Letters to make my sentiment, and I even flipped some upside down to make the letter I want. I like the look. Then I painted the letters with Distress Paints.|
|I loved the shape of the new border Industrious Stickers, and thought they would be great on the plaque. I painted them Broken China, dried them, and added them on.|
|I added a Carousel Clip at the top to attach the plaque to the wreath easily, still able to take it off during other times of the year. I also added a bow and the clip holds it wonderfully.|
|I gave the plaque another coat of Glue N Seal, and then I added Glossy Accents over the letters and borders for added shine and contrast against the background.|
I hope you can come back soon....I have some Easter cards to show you.
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!