To complete one of the projects, I purchased a pinking edge blade for my rotary cutter. The blade was on sale for 50% off at Joann Fabrics ($8.49) so it is still a bit pricey, but it was worth every penny since I need to cut 32 small rectangles of fabric/interfacing with STRAIGHT edges. Very hard to do with standard pinking sheers! I was a very happy girl when I tested out the new blade and found that it works like a charm! If you are a sewer, I could definitely see the pinking blade having it's own handle so you could easily switch between the straight edge and pinking edge in seconds.
Well on to today's project. A little wood panel made with new and old ephemera (and a few nails). Follow along and I will show you how I did it.
I started by coating the raw wood board with White Gesso.
The Gesso seals the ephemera which will allow me to add more wet layers such as Fossilized Amber Distress Paint over the edges of the foundation. Oh I know it's a bold choice...
Use your finger tip to rub a tiny bit with over each letter, then buff away any excess (a little goes a long way).
The excess ink in the background will bead up, but the raised letters are not effected by the water. Now just wipe away the water droplets.
If you don't have a little book you could just use some red cardstock mounted on chipboard for the center. No matter the subject or what word you choose, it's a fun and easy project that gives a little bit of room for exploration.