Give Thanks

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I know, I know … I’m not ready for fall either, but if we need to get fall out of the way so we can make holiday gifts!

This sign is actually a class I took at Green Door Studio in Brighton. The wood was already stained … we just had to distress it and paint it. The painting technique is really cool — it doesn’t use stencils but is not quite freehand, either. It’s a great technique that you have to take the class to learn.

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This is the sign I came home with. I wasn’t quite happy with my painting skills so I sanded it — a lot — with fine sandpaper. You can see the sanding in this photo — Misty decided she needed to model the sign, by the way.

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I wanted to add more because I am just not plain and simple, so I created some flowers. I didn’t have any fall-themed paper, so I cut out orange cardstock using my Tattered Florals die from Tim Holtz.

Then, I used a background stamp and Archival ink to create a pattern.

give_thanks_candy_spiegel4A little Distress Ink and some flower shaping and a button in the middle and they were all set!

give_thanks_candy_spiegel2I also added some hooks and a ribbon to the top to hang it. I love how it turned out!

This class is still being offered this fall at Green Door Studio. Click here to contact the store for details.

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