For this project I started with an 11" x 14" piece of wood and painted it with the color, Buttercream, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
Secret Garden Art
Got scrap wood? Make art! There's always a project of some kind going on at my house, so there's also a lot of scrap pieces of wood. It's nice because whenever a project design comes to mind, I usually have what I need to complete it. And, when an idea hits me I get impatient and want to get it done.
I used Dixie Belle's Gator Hide as a decoupage medium. I added the Gator Hide to the back of wrapping paper and to the painted wood. I worked quickly so the Gator Hide wouldn't start to dry.
Once I placed the wrapping paper onto the wood, I used a brayer to smooth out any bubbles and wrinkles. I tore off the excess paper from the edges of the wood.
I painted a metal secret garden plaque with the Buttercream paint.
To make the details of the plaque stand out, I used my finger to add gilding wax to the raised areas using the color, Anastasia. I then screwed the plaque onto the lower section of the wood.
I screwed a hose clamp onto the wood, then inserted a mason jar that I painted with the Dixie Bell color, Peony.
The jar is perfect for holding flowers, a candle, or for using as a planter.
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