Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today sharing one of the new Clear Scraps releases! I used the XL Wood Wagon as a fun fall home decor project and I'm going to show you my techniques!
I began by painting the body of the wagon with white acrylic paint. I left the wheels bare for now as I planned to paint them later.
Once my acrylic paint was dry, I applied crackle paint to the surface. This step takes a bit longer to dry and you don't notice that its actually working until the next step.
After ensuring my crackled paint was dry, I applied brown acrylic paint to the surface. As your second color begins to dry, this is when you can see the crackle effect. Here is a close up shot of my wagon. You can also see I painted my wheels with black acrylic paint. I simply used a bit of washi tape to partition off the wheels so that my black paint did not bleed onto the rest of my project.
Here, I used the Gather XL Script Wood Word which I painted with cream acrylic paint. I usually adhere my pieces with Beacon 3-in-1 but this time I used my hot glue gun to ensure a good hold.
I had purchased a couple bouquets of fall flowers at a local craft store. I trimmed the stems and adhered the flowers with my hot glue gun. I also added some fun fall ribbon to accent.
Last, I adhered twine to the back of the wagon in order to hang my creation! It looks great on my front door...just in time for fall!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the new Clear Scraps releases by going HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: paint: DecoArt; crackle paint: Martha Stewart Crafts; misc: fall flowers, ribbon, hot glue gun, twine