Wood you believe it?

By Paula Whittaker

Wood you believe itThe new Bare Basics wood shapes are fabulous as they are but you can do so much more with them. Dress them up by applying some paint and backing them with patterned or coloured paper, or go one step further and add magnetic tape and transform them into cute magnets to grace any fridge or note board. Adding a mini peg to the front of the shapes means you can pin your favourite photo, a memo, recipe or newspaper clipping – the possibilities are endless!

Step By Step

1. Pour a little of your chosen Artiste Acrylic Paint on to a non-porous surface. Using a small piece of stamp pad foam, dab the paint lightly over the wood shape. Leave to dry or heat set using a heat gun. Repeat until you are happy with the paint coverage.

2. Rid any stray paint at the side of the wood shape by lightly sanding the edges, then sand the front edges to distress a little.

3. Choose a piece of coloured or patterned paper and trace around the wood shape with a pencil. Cut a millimetre within the line so it fits neatly on to the back of the shape. Glue to the back of the wood shape with PVA glue.

4. Cut two strips of Stick it! Magnetic Craft Tape to fit across the back of the shape, peel off the adhesive backing and adhere. Repeat steps 1-4 for all of your shapes.

You Will Need

Artiste Acrylic Paint (2oz) – Metallic White
Artiste Acrylic Paint (2oz) – Buttermilk
Artiste Acrylic Paint (2oz) – Rose Pink
Artiste Acrylic Paint (2oz) – Soft Green
Papermania Adhesive Stones (104pcs) – Silver
Papermania Resin Flower Stickers (12pcs) – Sew Lovely
Gorjuss Large Ribbon Bows (12pcs) – Simply Gorjuss
Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers (36pcs) – Teal
Papermania Wood Shapes – Butterfly – Bare Basics
Papermania Wood Shapes – Owl – Bare Basics
Papermania Wood Shapes – Dove – Bare Basics
Papermania Wood Shapes – Heart – Bare Basics


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