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ID: DT Sept/14 - Walnut Hollow - Rustic Wood Ledge - Give Thanks

Created: September 21, 2014

I've finally found a container that holds all my immediate paraphernalia on my desk... It's a Rustic Wood Ledge by Walnut Hollow item #40310. What's in this holder is everything I use on a daily basis... plus what I love is the positive affirmations I see all the time as well. Plus, since both sides are different, I just can turn it around and not get board with it...

I'm using parts of quotes  and one of the newest quote stamps from Quietfire Design. as well as the printed words from eCut labels available on the Silhouette online store.

Craft Room Labels General, Craft room Labels - Pen set, (ps there are more labels available), Courage Doesn't Always Roar, You May Not Be Able, Give Thanks For Little.


I sanded the outside until I got the smoothness I wanted. I gave the front a very light coat of white gesso.

I traced a real oak leaf onto cardstock, cut it out and used it as a stencil to draw my leaf design using a pencil. I went over the lines adding veins with a wood burning pointed tool. I also added some darker areas below the leaves as shadows. Colored the leaves with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and moved the colors around with water.

Very lightly spraying a piece of photocopy paper with repositionable spray (Krylon Easy Tac) placed a piece of white tissue paper onto the stickiness. Ran it through my printer, printing the words from the label designs. Carefully removed the tissue paper from the photocopy paper. Used a wet brush around the words to tear it. Adhered it to the leaves with Golden's Matte Medium.

Masked off the words from the quote I wanted to stamp and inked it with Versafine Black Onyx, clear embossed.

Stamped the ladybug a couple times. Added the 3D ladybug from my stash (very old stash...)






The back I painted with brown chalkboard paint which gave it a nice matte finish.

I stamped the 5 petal leaf (Rubbernecker Leaf 5)using white acrylic paint, when dry, colored with the Inktense pencils.

The maple leaves (Rubbernecker "Maple Leaves") I inked up the stamp using Distress acrylic daubers ("Mustard Seed", "Wild Honey", "Barn Door" & "Crushed Olive"), and stamping. When dry, shadow outlined with a Sakura white gel pen.

Stamped the quote using Versafine "Toffee" and embossing with white embossing powder.

For the inside, I masked my edges and spray painted with a green acrylic paint.






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