10.5.2011 - Craft Day Wednesday

Afternoon!  Today we had arts and craft day at home, and we had a great time!  We made découpage letters, and we loved it!  We decided to do Isabel's initials - IRP, and our only regret is that our little lady's initals are irp!  We just LOVE Isabel Rose though!  Read on to see how to create these letters!

What you need:
·         Three letters – the initials you’d like to decorate.  These can be wood, or chipboard, and can be found at your local craft store.
·         Decorative paper, enough to cover your letters.
·         A wide paint brush
·         Mod Podge
·         An exacto knife
·         Embellishments
Total cost:  About $10 (including mod podge and exacto knife, which can be used on later projects)
Step 1:  Trace the letters onto the paper – make sure you are tracing it backwards so the decorative side is the part you see when you adhere it to the block!

Step 2:  Cut out shapes using exacto knife.  Precision isn’t necessary at this point, but you don’t want to cut too much.
Step 3:  Put a thin layer of Mod Podge (or other form of adhesive) on the block, and paste the paper to it.  Then spread a moderate layer over the top of the paper.
Step 4:  Let dry for 15 minutes.
Step 5:  Use exacto knife to trim edges of letter.
Step 6:   I like to edge all things craft like with a brown ink – it generally makes an antique quality, but I just adore it!
Step 7:  Embellish as you see fit!
Thanks for crafting with us today!  If you do this craft, we'd love to see pics!

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