Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wooden Initial

Several months ago, while on a shopping trip with my hubby's cousin, I purchased a wooden "S" from Michael's, with the intent to decorate it to display somewhere in the house.  I painted the letter a deep burgundy and modpodged some scrapbook paper to the surface....then I put the letter in a drawer and would hide it every time I opened that drawer.

I HATED the color.

I DESPISED the paper I chose.

I finally pulled it out a few days ago, determined to do something with it...even if it meant sanding off the paint and paper to start over.  Luckily...a coat of watered-down gesso can actually work miracles, and I was able to recreate the letter into something I love.

Materials Used:
  • Wooden letter "S"
  • patterned paper
  • acrylic paint (I mixed the color)
  • gesso
  • old book pages
  • Distress Inks
  • Kimberly Poloson Nature's Flora Flourishes stamp
  • Studio G paper flowers
  • random buttons
  • Zva pearl swirl
  • Offray Lace
  • Sissix leaves die
  • Celebrate It Sheer Ribbon
  • Random Adhesives


  1. Did it really bug you that much?....sounds quite cute to me :)......but I really do like what you finished up with....great work!


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