Friday, August 24, 2012

Altered Wooden Tray

Creative Greetings to you! Today I'm posting my wooden serving tray turned shadow box. It started as a bare wood 6"x6" mini tray and looks so different now.
These wooden trays are available in craft stores and even at Oriental Trading by the dozen, so they are an inexpensive option for turning into a cute little keepsake.
I started by painting my bare wood tray with black acrylic paint, then when it was dry, I used sand paper to remove some of the paint on the tray edges for a more distressed look.
 Then I simply rubber stamped words into the bottom of the tray with Club Scrap's White Pigment Ink, and then added more elements from my stash as I went along.
Club Scrap's Just Dandy Stickers made a nice addition, as well as the black and white Vogue Stickers shown below.
Along with the photo, cutaparts, stickers, colored Style Stone (Clearsnap), typewriter alpha bead/charms, and feather butterfly - the tray shadow box shaped up.
Thinking this tray really serves up its contents well, now this shadowbox sits on the top of my desk hutch for all to enjoy.

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Wishing you a most creative day!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Still Love To Play With Blocks

As adults, isn't it strange how some of us end up reverting back to things we played with as children? Here is a perfect example of just that. My altered 1.5" wooden blocks.
Once I got started, it was difficult to stop.
The bare wooden blocks are available at most craft stores, around here I hit Hobby Lobby quite often.  The wooden blocks can be wood stained and rubber stamped on easily. I'm using the Science Wood Mounted Stamp Set here from Club Scrap (along with many other Club Scrap stamps) for some fun decor on one of the blocks.
Once I had the wooden blocks stained and stamped on, I was ready for adding more stuff.
The wooden blocks were fun to work with since embellishments could be nailed onto the blocks.
Of course any doodad can be used for embellishing, glued on or nailed on.
Or just kept free of embellishments for rubber stamping only.
Just a little stack of three decorated blocks is so cute.
However, a larger stack is fun too! Everyone likes to stack blocks, right?
Well it's been tons'o'fun playing with blocks again.
I haven't been able to get a Kay's Keepsakes Blog entered recently because we've all been so busy at Club Scrap getting ready for our annual retreats. The first this year was earlier this month and the next is still coming up in October, so much fun and inspiration all in one weekend!
I'm off to make more blocks using a couple bably pictures as a gift for the new parents in our family. Take Care!

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