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DIY Fairy Garden Accessories - Wood-Burned Sign

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

This wood-burned sign makes a great DIY fairy garden accessory!
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® Clear Acrylic Sealer - Matte, 12 oz.
Item #1469
Easy-to-use spray protects paint, lacquer, varnish, stain, glue, wood and other porous surfaces. Creates a strong, crystal clear and non-yellowing acrylic seal. Reduces tackiness, a common issue with decoupage projects. No runs or drips. Dries quickly.

$7.99

Mod Podge ® Brush Set, Detail
Item #25140
Mod Podge ® 10 pc. Detail Brush Set is sized right for all your small projects. Apply Mod Podge to small jewelry pieces or into tight spots. Gold Taklon bristles are easy to clean while wet with soap and water.

$5.49

Plaid ® 2 in 1 Craft Tool
Item #30725
Plaid's 2 in 1 Craft Tool is the best for two crafting techniques. Use the 2 specially designed tips for cutting your own custom stencils and the 4 unique tips for burning designs into wood. The Craft Tool comes with an on/off switch, tool stand and a plastic case to hold all 6 tips for easy storage.

$17.49

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Hot Flash, 8 oz.
Item #5604
Hot Flash is a fun pink color that provides vibrant color saturation. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.

$6.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Turquoise, 8 oz.
Item #5605
Turquoise is a fun and vibrant blue shade with subtle green undertones. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.

$6.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Hot Pink, 8 oz.
Item #5609
Hot Pink is a vivid fuchsia shade that absorbs beautifully and offers vibrant color intensity. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.

$6.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Venom, 8 oz.
Item #5610
Venom is an exciting shade of green with vibrant yellow tones and a bright finish. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.

$6.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Lady Marmalade, 8 oz.
Item #5612
Lady Marmalade is an orange-based shade that absorbs beautifully into natural surfaces. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.

$6.99

Other Supplies
Downloadable art “Fairies Always Welcome”
Transfer paper
Stencil tape
Pencil
Slice of unfinished wood
Water basin
Paper towels

Instructions

  1. Print out the size of the provided downloadable art Fairies Always Welcome in black and white on copy paper.
  2. Trim the artwork and tape to the wood surface. Slide the transfer paper underneath the artwork. Tape in place.
  3. Carefully trace the artwork. It will transfer onto the wood surface.
  4. Heat your wood burning tool with the flow nib first. Wood burn the lettering and all of the image outlines. Turn off the wood burning tool and let cool.
  5. Change to the universal nib and wood burn all of the details in the leaves, flowers, etc.
  6. Paint the design with the variety of Ultra Dye colors. Let dry completely.
  7. Spray with the Matte sealer.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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