Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Oooh I Gotta Have Faith

I gotta have faith, faith, faith,
I gotta have faith, faith, faith,
A little George Michael anyone?
OK and back to our regular scheduled program! How is everyone today? We have a quick, and cute, Easter project. 
Get out your:

Wood Board or Canvas
Scrapbook Paper
Wood Cross
Rotary blade or Scissors
Hot Glue
Spray Adhesive
All of my supplies were purchased at Hobby Lobby
Lets jump in!

1. Start out with your board, prime it if you are using wood, if you are doing a canvas proceed to step 2

2. Paint your board/canvas. I picked a light blue to coordinate with my scrapbook paper.
I TOTALLY spray paint my grass every time, my lawn looks hilarious. My husband does not agree. Better then the garage floor!

3. Once it is dry start with your scrapbook paper. I used a 12x12 sheet so that it fit my board, but didn't cover all of it. Spray the back with adhesive spray and stick it on. The good thing about the spray, it doesn't dry instantly so you can move it around a few times.

4. Trim your paper. A great tool is a rotary blade, especially since my board had a lip. Just line it up and cut along the edge, nice clean edges.

5. Trace the larger of the two crosses(the bottom cross) onto the BACK of the scrapbook paper, make sure you lay the cross face down.

6. Spray paint your two crosses

7. Cut out the paper, spray on some adhesive and stick it on.
8. Now, hot glue the large cross onto your board.

9. Time for the little cross. I spray painted it the same color as the board, but didn't want it to be too much the same. I went and got acrylic paint and painted the word in purple. I then scuffed it a bit so you could see the blue coming through.

10. Now that it is dry, hot glue this down to the larger, bottom cross. 

11. Put your faith on display!

All together the project takes about 10 minutes, it is just the drying time of the paint that makes it a little longer. On a nice sunny day, the paint dries really quickly. The shimmer paper looks amazing with this, just a little tough to photograph because of the shine. Love the way it turned out!