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Merry Christmas Plaque

By: Holli Nutter
Holli Nutter
Holli Nutter
I’m the proud mother of three wonderful children and a silly and cute grandson named Sammy. I’ve been a designer and crafter with Plaid for 15 years. My love of crafting took off when I was 14 and won a “Best in Show” ribbon at the Orange County Fair for one of my oil paintings. Since that time, I’ve been crafting up a storm! I love Mod Podge and everything it can do - there is hardly a project out there that doesn’t deserve a little Mod Podge. I hope to pass my knowledge onto you and wish you much success in your decoupaging endeavors.
A welcoming plaque for the holidays.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Raw Sienna, 2 oz.
Item #452
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hauser Medium Green, 2 oz.
Item #460
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 2 oz.
Item #515
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Apple Spice, 2 oz.
Item #951
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Other Supplies
Wood Plaque
Wood Tree Ornament
Wood rectangle
#12 Flat brush
Assorted buttons
Jute
Liner brush
Craft glue
Ruler
Pencil

Instructions

1. On top edge of plaque, 1/2" in, drill small holes to hang plaque.Paint plaque Vintage White.

2. Paint wood rectangle Hauser Green Medium and a wet paint brush.

3. When dry, carefully sand both pieces and wipe with a soft cloth.

4. Paint the trunk of the tree with Raw Sienna, and the body of the tree Hauser Green Medium.
  When dry, carefully sand.

5. Measure and lightly pencil mark the edges of the plaque at 1/2" intervals.

6. Use the #12 flat brush to paint Apple Spice stripes, horizontally and vertically.  Use a lightly wet brush, dipping lightly into the Apple Spice paint for each stripe.  Let dry.

7. Thin Raw Sienna paint with a bit of water and load the #12 flat brush.  Using the chisel edge of the brush, stroke thin lines on either side of the Apple Spice stripes.  When dry, lightly sand the plaque.

8. Use a toothpick, dipped into Vintage White, to paint small dots randomly over the surface of the wooden rectangle.

9. Use the liner brush to paint a greeting on the wooden rectangle in Apple Spice.

10. When all pieces are dry, assemble the plaques and attach buttons with craft glue.

11. Loop the jute through the holes at the top of the plaque.  Tie jute in a knot to attach the tree at the right corner of the plaque.  Tie jute in a knot in the center of the hanger.
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