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This is DAY 6 of the Hop.
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Dec 20th – Day 9
Cheryl Waters — http://fiskateers.com/blog
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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!