This weeks craft is a really neat technique I learned with Recollections Watercolor Crayons and Color Splash Paper Pads from Michael’s. The Color Splash collection was limited time only. You may not be able to find the resist paper at your nearest store. Don’t worry, another fun way to make this project is with cute sparkly Summer Dream scrapbook paper.
Color Splash Paper Pad (Michael’s)
Picture hanger (optional)
First, choose the color paint you want to use. Think of the colors that will match the design you have in mind. For mine, I picked either black or white. Both colors will match with anything. Paint the edges of the wood square your desired color. The front of the square will eventually be completely covered by a color splash design. Therefore, there is no need to paint the entire front of the square. Set it aside to dry. Next, flip through the color splash paper pad or a scrapbook paper pad of your choice. (I picked the Summer Dream theme.) Cut a square shape of paper to fit the front of the wood plaque.
The following step is for those using the Color Splash paper and watercolor crayons: Gently rub crayon where you want the color to be seen. It’s ok if it’s messy! The water blends everything together. Dip a small paintbrush in a cup of water and brush over the crayon to activate the color. You should see a watercolor effect. The white embossing will shine through the applied color. Note: Very little water is needed! Too much water will wash the color out. Let dry.
Attach the paper square to the front of the wood with Mod Podge. If you are using regular scrapbook paper cut a square to fit the front of the plaque and paste it to the front of the wood. Last, add embellishments such as flowers, butterflies, rhinestones or words. To display your creation on the wall secure a sawtooth hanger on the back with permanent adhesive.
Completed watercolor signs:
Completed scrapbook paper signs:
I hope you had as much fun as I did with this project! Join me again next week. Enjoy the weekend and smile!