This month's challenge is to use burlap in a project. I began my project with burlap, a flat 5x7 canvas, and Mod Podge.
I brushed the canvas with a layer of Mod Podge, adhered a burlap rectangle to the canvas, and covered the top of the burlap with Mod Podge. After the Mod Podge dried, I stenciled the burlap.
I used my Silhouette to create a card stock stencil of the word I wanted on my art. I loaded a stencil brush with black paint and blotted much of the paint off before stenciling to ensure my letters were crisp.
The edge of my burlap was a bit rough, so I cut decorative branches and hot glued them to the canvas to create a frame for my art. Y'all know I don't leave anything plain, so I made some rolled fabric roses and gathered ribbon flowers to add to the art.
I used hot glue to adhere the flowers to the corner of my art. The flowers were the finishing touch.
This project was very simple, and I love how it turned out.
I hope Kirsten from One Tough Mother likes it too because I'm sending it to her! (I hope she gets it before she sees this post...) Live is her word for 2013. Before Christmas, she sent me a fabulous gift in the mail.
The handmade ornament and family photo she sent me were so thoughtful, so I wanted to make something especially for her in return. I'm so lucky to have her as a bloggy friend! If you've never checked out her blog, I hope that you will. Also, consider taking part in her monthly craft challenge as well. I can tell you from experience that it's fun! :)