9 Patch Sampler
By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
You will love this simple decoupage project.
- Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Wood Tile Board
- Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit
- Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes - Basics, Flat & Charm
- Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes - Designer Shapes
- Mod Podge ® Podgeable Paper Flip Books - Nature
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Gilded Oak, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Green, 8 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Toasted Vanilla, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Jamaican Sea, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Olive Green, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ - Burnt Umber 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Mushroom, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ - Titanium White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Forest Moss, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic - Glitter Gold, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic - Glitter Silver, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Scrap of burlap
Scrap of corkboard
Assorted buttons and charms
Scrap of twine
White craft glue or hot glue
Brush basin or container for water
White Candle or paraffin wax
Fine grit sandpaper
- Neatly basecoat one square each of Gilded Oak, Forest Moss, Mushroom, Olive Green, and Green Chalkboard. Paint two squares Toasted Vanilla. Allow to dry. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply base colors.
- Basecoat frame Forest Moss and allow to dry. Sand smooth and reapply base color.
- Crackle Square – Apply a liberal application of Crackle Medium over Toasted Vanilla. Allow to dry. Paint Burnt Umber over dried crackle medium. Do not over stoke as cracks will immediately appear.
- Slip Slap Square – Using a ¾” flat brush, apply both Toasted Vanilla and Forest Moss in a slip slap technique over Toasted Vanilla square to lightly blend colors.
- Distressed Square – Rub candle wax over edges of Mushroom square. Wipe to remove excess candle wax. Paint Titanium White and allow to dry. Sand to distress and reveal Mushroom basecoat.
- Flyspecked Square – Moisten an old toothbrush with water to thin Jamaican Sea. Run finger along toothbrush bristles to splatter paint drops over Gilded Oak square.
- Burlap Square – Brush a liberal coat of Mod Podge over an unfinished square. Apply a section of burlap, smooth in place and allow to dry. When dry, trim edges with scissors.
- Chalkboard Square – After painting a couple coats of Green Chalkboard paint, you will need to condition the surface before using. Rub the side of a stick of chalk over the painted surface. Wipe with a moistened paper towel and allow to dry.
- Painted Leaf Square – Using a No. 6 flat brush loaded with Forest Moss, paint pairs of leaves scattered over Olive Green square.
- Corkboard Square – Apply a liberal coat of Mod Podge over an unfinished square. Apply a section of corkboard, smooth in place and allow to dry. When dry, trim edges with scissors.
- Frame – Rub candle wax over edges of Forest Moss frame. Wipe to remove excess candle wax. Paint frame Titanium White and allow to dry. Sand using fine grit sandpaper to reveal Forest Moss creating a distressed look.
- Using scissors cut out all desired paper shapes.
- Using ¾” flat brush, apply Mod Podge to backside of each paper piece. Flip “podged” paper over and apply to dry basecoated surface. Press in place. Using Mod Podge squeegee holding at a 45° angle, pull squeegee toward you over wet papers using light pressure. This will release any caught air bubbles as well as squeeze out any excess Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
- Continue applying papers were desired over project surface until desired effect is achieved. Allow to dry.
- Apply one to two additional coats of Mod Podge over the entire surface allowing each to thoroughly dry before applying the next.
- Using writer tip of Silver Glitter Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, apply a liberal coat over a few scattered blue butterflies. Apply Gold Glitter Dimensional Magic to the orange butterflies and Clear Dimensional Magic to the words “SOAR” and “FLY” and any other design elements you like. Allow drying.
- Apply Mod Podge over the front of the paper design to be added to the back of the acrylic shapes. If desired, Mod Podge paper designs to the front of the acrylic shape for added dimension.
- Using white craft glue or hot glue, attach all 9 squares in the order you wish in the frame. Add acrylic shapes, charms, buttons, twine, etc. to embellish as you wish.
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