Hi Vicki-Ann here for Helmar today and I have been raiding our wood box again. We have a wood fire and we get wood off cuts from a friend who builds staircases. When the wood gets inside I am always finding bits that I want to paint on. This time it was these thin strips of wood.
List of items you will need to make this project
- Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste
- Helmar Crystal Kote Matte Spray
- DecoArt Acrylic paints
- Gesso White and Black
- Pieces of wood
- Crafters workshop Stencil, 6x6 Mini well rounded
- Book and music paper
First, I sanded the edges and then it was just a layer of Gesso and I was ready to let my imagine take over as to what to put on them.
I painted a tree on one and then I drew 3 owls on book paper and painted the inside of the drawing, cut them out and used my Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste to glue them on the branches of the tree. Then when this was dry I drew the faces and outlined the owls.
I painted the cat and flowers adding a little bit of stenciling for interest on the background.
For the third one I painted the background then used my Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste to glue some music paper and some half circles of book paper on top. Then I doodled around the book paper to make flowers. I filled in the petals with white Gesso.
I sealed them all with 2 coats of Helmar Crystal Kote Matte Spray this keeps them sealed and protected from fading, yellowing and dust.
You could use these for bookmarks of pop them around in places to add a bit of art here and there. They will make great little art gifts for friends.
I have a few more that I am going to make they are such a fun size to paint.
You could also drill a hole in the top and add twine to hang it on the wall.
I think this project could also work well with wooden paint stirrers that you can get in some Hardware stores.