Today's fabulous project comes from super crafter and Design Team member, Julie Lavalette. Using the beautifully eclectic papers in the Gypsy Gypsy paper pad, vintage inspired Travel Stamps Decoupage paper and the pretty Always & Forever embellishments, Julie created this truly beautiful letter rack. Who knew a letter rack could be so lovely!
"Today's project uses a selection of Craft Consortium products to decorate my MDF letter rack which I won a couple of years ago in a crafty competition. I have had this sitting in my stash for sometime but after tidying my Craft Room I decided it was time to alter it." said Julie.
"I started by giving it a coat of Gesso, this helps give the MDF a seal and helps keep the vibrancy in the Decoupage Paper. Next I added a layer of Mod Podge and pressed a full section of my paper onto the letter rack."
"Once dry I trimmed at the edges roughly with scissors and then rubbed at the edges with a sanding block for a neat edge. I repeated the process on all the sides."
"I went around the edges with a coordinating Acrylic paint and once dry I added some Gilding Wax to give an aged look."
"Using papers from the Gypsy Gypsy pad I fussy cut out all my elements. My postcards and stamps were tattered at the edges adding accents of lace, staples and a Die Cut Doily from Cheery Lynn for extra detail."
"My Rose was shaped in my hands to give a bevelled edge and glued in place with Silicone Glue."
"Finishing with beautiful butterflies fussy cut from the pad and pretty embellishments for an eclectic feel to compliment the paper."
See more of Julies amazing & beautiful makes over on her blog!
Products Used in today's make:
Gypsy Gypsy Paper Pad
Travel Stamps Decoupage Paper
3mm Small Rhinestone Gems
Lace Ribbon Floral Chain
Pearl & Diamante Hearts
Small Metal Keys
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