Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #15 - "Get Texty"

It's time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!! Our August theme is "Get Texty" - create a mixed media project that contains text.


Our sponsor is one of my favorite online crafty sellers, Ellen Hutson. They are offering a $25 store credit to our lucky random winner. Who wouldn't want to win that? I hope you will play with us this month!



For my project, I made a "texty" wooden home decor sign. I had the design in my head and I just need to pick out the color scheme to get started. I took some photos of the process along the way.

I started with a scrap piece of wood from one of the construction sites in the neighborhood next to mine. It's a great place to find good piece of wood. 


I sanded the wood and added a coat of Gesso.


I penciled in the design I wanted for the edges. No rulers were used, I just winged it!


I used several different chipboard letters and spaced out the words and letters so they would fit in the space. Then, I took a photo so I wouldn't forget. This is a great way to use up some extra letters. If you're like me you have a lot of extra letters. 


Then, I painted the background using my yellow, blue, turquoise, white, and gray color scheme. 


Next, I stamped on the background using this text stamp from Stampers Anonymous in Jet Black Archival Ink. 


To finish off the piece I painted the letters and glued them to the wood using Ranger Glue & Seal. And, I used a thick Faber Castell Pit Pen to outline all the edges of the border to give it a more finished look. This was a really fun and easy piece to create. I hope you will come up with an idea and try it out with us this month!


25 comments:

  1. The colors here work SO well together. Love the way you painted the border so graphically.

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  2. Hehehhe - I do that too Donna - take a photo so I won't forget the way I had things on the page!!! My favorite part about your project is that you didn't use a ruler. It's a perfect border - so free and fun - love it! Great inspiration here.... thanks bunches. j.

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  3. Fab colours, very striking creation
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  4. Wow this is stunning,love the colour choices.xxx

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  5. I absolutely LOVE your wooden inspirational sign and I will most certainly take it to heart, just as soon as the temperature is below 100. It's too stinking hot right now, but the colors on your sign are very refreshing and that's a terrific way to make the border!
    happy weekend,
    Lisa x

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  6. Really Love this! Fun edge and colour combi!

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  7. Really Love this! Fun edge and colour combi!

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  8. Great wooden inspirational sign, love how you have all the steps. I think I should do that too. TFS.

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  9. What a beautiful creation, love the words on it!

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  10. Love those travel-themed words and the gorgeous bright colours :)

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  11. Love the great frame you created and all the fun colors on your text!

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  12. great idea for wood! beautiful creation

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  13. The colours you've used along with the black outlines give this such a bold statement, thanks for sharing with us

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  14. Hello Donna, I like the colors of your project! I have 4x4 inch wood and still I have no idea what to put on them. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  15. What a great wooden plaque - the words are so inspiring.
    Alison x

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  16. Lovely art piece on a wooden plank. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Hi Donna! So great colour choices what work wonderfully together and that stamped background is just beautiful!

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  18. Love the colors - they really pop off the black background!

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