Hi there everyone! Laura here with you today to share a little patriotic pride project
with Memorial Day right around the corner! It's a fun and easy home decor idea!
This project started with the Clear Scraps Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape. I started
by tracing the different sections of the heart shape onto the red, the white/ombre and
the blue patterned papers. I cut them out, brushed the edges with a little black distress
ink (just to cover the white core of this particular paper) and then glued them onto the
pallet. As always, you can do whatever you'd like. Paint it, ink it, stencil it, a lot of options.
Next, I made the cute little gnome! This is the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Gnome. Such a
cutie, right??!! Often I will trace these out on paper, but today, I decided to "shake it up"
(haha no pun intended). I used paint on this sweet little gnome, painting the bottom with
blue and the hat area with red. Then I went back after it dried a bit, and used a stencil--
the Clear Scraps 4x6 Stars stencil which matches my patriotic theme perfectly.
I used a sponge dauber with just a wee bit of white paint and added the little
stars all over with the stencil. Turned out so cute, kind of like making your own
patterned paper. It's always fun to play with different techniques with these
chipboard pieces. Don't be afraid to play!
Here it is all finished. I added a few splatters of white paint (messy can be
a lot of fun!) and then some sparkly red, white and blue sequins. Just the
perfect touch for this Memorial Day decor!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you found a little inspiration!
Other: Red, White and Blue acrylic paint, Bella Blvd Bella Besties paper,
Bella Blvd Trinkets puffy stickers, Echo Park America stickers, sequins,
foam tape, adhesive.