Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dabbling in Mixed Media

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So…  I needed a little pick me up for some one.  My sister has been dealing with a health issue that docs say isn’t a big deal, but to her and those of us around her, seems to be quite scary.  And, getting through all of it is a process.  So, I wanted to do something or make something that I could send her… and that is difficult, being 5,000 miles away…

BUT.  I kept hearing this song on the radio that I truly believe God gave to me to be a prayer for her.  And, the radio seemed to play it ALL the time, so it was a good reminder for me to pray for her and her family.

I decided to make a picture frame, with some of the words of the song in the frame.  I had these frames lying around (I bought them for another project, which is only about a 1/10 of the way started…that will be for another post.)

Anyway, I love these frames.  They are made from MDF (and I have no idea what that means, but it’s the same stuff our baseboards are made of… it’s wood-like, but not real wood) and MDF is super smooth so it’s easy to paint.

I apologize for the pics, that they are sideways, but it’s just the painting process so I decided to not figure out how to change it… 🙂

So, the MDF is a wood-like color…

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And, I slopped some brown paint on it cause I wanted brown to show through some white paint…

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And, then I coated it with a cream colored chalk paint.  I love chalk paint.  Cause it’s super easy.  I used a wet rag to rub the edges off so you see some of the brown through…

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And here you go… I decided instead of spraying it with a clear coat, I wanted to use some of the waxing cream.  I am a fan of the CeCe Caldwell waxing cream…image

This is the finished product!!  I made the insert using My Digital Studio… and just had a picture printed at walgreens cause I was too impatient to wait for for MDS to arrive…image

I made a few paper flowers in the decor to match her house to add as embellishment.  These are the colors that are in her house.image

imageHere it is in her house…

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And final, a finished product…

imageAnd, sis… we are all still praying for you… that God will provide continual healing and that He will show you beyond your depth of your understanding that HE IS holding on to you…

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O May, O May

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The Merry Month Of May…

To a school teacher, this month is full of anticipation of lazy summer days full of relaxation. However, the actual month itself is CRAZY BUSY.  Especially a school teacher of high school seniors.  So, in efforts to help maintain calm, and remind me of the lazy summer days, I chose this serene flower set…  It’s perfect for Mother’s Day too!!

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This set is called “Bloom With Hope” and it’s a hostess set for the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Which, if you LOVE the set, you only have a month left to host a party and get it before it is gone forever….

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Well, happy May to you and may you also have dreams of lazy summer days ahead…

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