The wreath I posted earlier this week is too small to stand on it's on in a large space -- Right now, I don't have a grouping or small place it can stand out as a focal point.... so another shelving piece upcycle to the rescue.
Super simple... a little bit of white acrylic paint, vinyl and sandpaper. A hook for hanging (and it also will make it easier to switch out wreaths each season!
I used the Gracias font and Gracias Stylized Font for the lettering.
Open your software, and type in your lettering. I stretched it to 18 inches. Weld all the letters together. When you add the glyph from the Stylized font, use the Union Command under the Path tab. Be sure to check Preview to make sure that all the letters are connected and will cut as one.
Cut using the vinyl setting. Weed the excess vinyl away and apply some transfer tape. For best results, apply the vinyl first... burnish as needed.
Dry brush some white acrylic paint on the board. While the paint is still not quite dry, lightly brush another light coat. This will cause the paint to crackle a bit and add some additional texture. Let dry.
Using a piece of sandpaper, scrub some of the paint away. Wipe away the dust. Repeat that process as needed.
My piece isn't going to be subjected to weather or extreme temps, so I chose not to seal it at this point. Add a cup hook to the board and slide the wreath on the hook. My board is setting on the mantel -- you could add hangers to the back of your board BEFORE you paint and hang if desired.
Sizzix eclips2, eCal2
Expressions Vinyl - white 651
Apple Barrel White paint
sandpaper (120 grit)
wreath details can be found in this post.
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