Family of 6!

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 This is DAY 6 of the Hop. 

Each day from now until Christmas, the Donna Salazar Designs Design Team will be sharing holiday ideas using products from Donna Salazar Designs and our partners, Zutter, Clearsnap, GCD, and Spellbinders. We'll also be announcing and sharing some of Donna Salazar Designs' newest products, set to release at the Winter Craft & Hobby Association Show in Los Angeles in January 2011.
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Dec 20th – Day 9

 Cheryl Waters —

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As a Christmas gift I created a wall decoration for my sister using MDF wooden letters from Say It With Letters that say “Family of 6”. The letters are great just painted but I wanted to give them an aged, old-world feel. I painted each letter, added lace, painted the lace, and then used Smooch Spritz to antique each letter. The Smooch Spritz gives a metallic sheen to the letters, giving them a rich patina effect as if they were aged metal. Here's how I accomplished this look:

 First I painted each letter with basic matte acrylic paint. I used tan, copper, sage green, and kelly green paint.

On some of the letters I adhered lace to the fronts for added texture and painted directly over the lace.
While the paint was partially dry I sprayed each letter with Smooch Spritz in Wood Grain, Green Olive, Spun Sugar, and Caramel Latte.
I sprayed the letters with lace on them with Smooch Spritz as well.

After the letters were sprayed, I dabbed off the excess ink with a paper towel. This resulted in a mottled but still metallic finish, like weathered metal.


After the letters were dry, I added Prima flowers, and some buttons I bought in Los Angeles in the Garment District. A couple pieces of 3×4 chipboard on the number “6” create frames for photos of my sister's family.


Hope this inspires you to take your Smooch Spritzing off the page/card and onto the wall!
Happy Spritzing!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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24 thoughts on “Family of 6!

  1. OHMYGOODNESS! This is SUCH a fabulous project. The wall ensemble is just stunning! Great job!

    And happy holidays to you and yours!

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm
  2. this is great!!! Love it!

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 2:04 pm
  3. Love it, that is such a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm
  4. Love the project.

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 5:42 pm
  5. This is a great project! Thanks for the inspiration! Anne, yourmainestamper

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 6:16 pm
  6. Love all the texture. So awesome.

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm
  7. This is really cute Jennifer!

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm
  8. Family of 6… am I missing something?

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm
  9. I like what you did with the letters. It gives me an idea what I can do to decorate the letter I bought some time ago to decorate my scrapping area.

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 9:26 pm
  10. This is a wonderful idea for filling up a wall. I can see it as a place where everyone in the family can contribute to it.

    Posted on December 21, 2010 at 12:51 am
  11. Your sister will love this tribute to her family. I like the different effects you get with the smooch on the wood and lace.

    Posted on December 21, 2010 at 3:30 am
  12. jen, thanks for sharing the detail on this project. \i have yet to place a wall message in my creative space and this will defintely influence my decision.

    Posted on December 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  13. Beautiful project outside of a scrapbook page.

    Posted on December 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm
  14. very creative!

    Posted on December 21, 2010 at 5:24 pm
  15. You have giving me so many ideas on how I can use the smooch. Have a wonderful Christmas…..

    Posted on December 21, 2010 at 9:29 pm
  16. great way to decorate those letters

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 2:08 am
  17. this is truly fabulous…now I need to start collecting letters for my own creation:)

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 4:23 am
  18. What a great wall display. Thanks for sharing with us all.

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 5:53 am
  19. How cool is that! tfs have a wonderful holiday!

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm
  20. that is such a cute idea!!!



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    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm
  21. Love all the texture! Thank you for sharing with us.

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 11:01 pm
  22. WOW this is just incredible!! I love the lace on the letters. You are simply amazing Cheryl!!

    Posted on December 23, 2010 at 1:08 am
  23. Simply gorgeous!!! I love it. I love how you used lace and painted right over it. I just adore how every letter comes together.

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    Posted on December 23, 2010 at 3:53 am
  24. This is beautiful! I love all the colors and details.

    Posted on December 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm