Tami here with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog with a project I'd like to share with you.
I can always tell when the rodeo is coming to town here in San Antonio because the weather gets COLD!
Like those trailriders somehow pick up a cold front, tuck it in their saddlebags and bring it into town with them!
I was thumbing though my Clear Scrap stash trying to decide on a project and came across the Howdy Large Chipboard Embellishment.
Seemed like the perfect time to use it, so I made a sign for my front door using and 12 X10 Medium Rectangle DIY Pallet as a base.
I couldn't resist using the Texas Mini Pallet Shape too. Here's how it turned out...
Let me show you how I made it...
I painted the Texas Pallet red, the Howdy Chipboard blue and for the Chipboard Star, I painted it silver, then embossed it with silver embossing powder.
*NOTE: Leaving Clear Scraps chipboard pieces on their frames while you paint or ink them makes them easier to handle. You can cover the entire piece without getting fingerprints or smudging the paint or ink.
I wanted to make the Howdy chipboard look more like denim, so I distressed them using a sanding block. I went over them horizontally, then vertically, to make them look a more like fabric. After the letters were done, I cut them off of the frame.
I wanted the pallet to have the look of layers of distressed paint. So I experimented with an idea I had to achieve it. I selected several different colors of crayons and ran them over different areas of the pallet. Then I painted the pallet with 2 layers of cream paint. After the paint dried, I used a heat gun to go over the pallet. This melted the wax in the crayon scribbles and raised them a bit to the surface, letting the texture of the wood show through.
Next, I sanded the pallet in the direction of the grain to further distress the paint.
I used brown chalk ink to distress the edges of all the pieces.
I felt like the pallet needed a little "something" and remembered I had Clear Scraps Barb Wire Border Stencil! PERFECT! I inked the design using brown pigment ink, then embossed it with a rusty distressed embossing powder.
All that was left to do was glue all the parts onto the pallet...
Thank you for visiting the Clear Scrap Blog today. I hope this project has given you some ideas to use on YOUR next project!
Other: Beacon: Zip Dry, Clear Snap: ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Cocoa Pigment Ink, Sterling Silver Embossing Powder and Stylus & Tips, Ranger: Hammered Embossing Powder, Cream, Red, Blue and Silver Paint, Crayons and Sanding Block