Hello Crafty Friends!
I'm Dana and I'm thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today. Have you seen all the new Shiplap wood shapes from Clear Scraps? There are a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any decor!
For my project today, I chose the Clear Scraps Shiplap Milk Can (large) to match my Farmhouse Decor. Click Here
To begin I painted the surface of my Shiplap Milk can using Folk art Chalk paint Whispering Wheat and let this dry.
Then I painted over the top coat with Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug and let this dry.
Next I took one of the many new stencils from Clear Scraps ( I'm using the Grunge/Brick mixer stencil) Click Here and taped it down onto my wood shape securely. I love that these stencils have 2 different stencil designs in one. I took my palette knife and spread some Ranger texture paste crackle over the top of my stencil. Let it dry overnight to achieve more cracks.
Take some Distress ink Gathered Twigs and with your sponge dabber lightly rub the ink over your stenciled surface. I rub off some of the ink on my dabber before applying. I still want some of the paint to show through. Then I painted the top of my Milkjug with some brown acrylic paint.
I measured a piece of paper 8 & 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, distressed the edges using my Distress tool. Then using some Distress ink, I inked all the edges of my paper. Then using Beacon Glue, I adhered my paper in the center of my wood shape. I traced and cut another piece of paper. Distressed and inked along the edhes before adhering to the bottom left corner. Making sure my edges are rounded.
Next I cut apart 2 chipboard gears from Clear Scraps Cog Gears chipboard embellishments. Click Here
You can save the others for a future project. Using a stiff brush, I applied 3 different Rust pastes (gold, red and brown)onto each gear chipboard piece, using a punching motion. Keep layering the rust pastes until you achieve the desired look you like.
Next I took some jute cord and wrapped it several times around the top area of my Milkjug. Then tied my jute cord into a bow. Then hot glued a Prima flower on top. Then added a sticker sentiment along the left side of my flower!
Now you can arrange your embellishments and create the design you want. I took one of the cute journaling cards with the cow, added foam tape to the back, then adhered towards the bottom left side of my wood shape. I glued my chipboard gears in place using Beacon glue. I decorated the top of one gear with a Rooster ephermera piece, adding foam dots to the back before adhering in the center.
The other smaller gear on the bottom right corner, I adhered a cute wooden spool!
At the top I added foam dots to the back of my ephermera piece "Country Fresh" and adhered a chipboard sticker button below.
Here's a close up:
You can add a metal hanger in the back so you can display on your wall!
Here's my finished project!
I hope you will be inspired to create one or more of these new Clear Scraps Shiplap shapes! Check them out here on the Clear Scraps website Click Here
Thank you for stopping by on the Clear Scraps blog! Until we meet again, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing Farm Sweet Farm collection, Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug and Whispering Wheat, Distress tool, foam Dots, trimmer, Beacon Glue, sponge brush, Tim Holtz Distress ink-Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs, Finnibair Rust Pastes- Gold, Brown and Red, stiff paintbrush, Prima Spring Farmhouse wooden spools, jute cord, metal hanger.