So, a friend of mine was having a baby shower and I thought I would just attempt to create something like this. I kept saying to myself that if I messed up it was OK. I could just sand it down and use it for another project, right? Right. So, with Ashley's projects as inspiration I started working on my piece for Miss Kallie Joann. I used different elements from her pieces that I absolutely loved. I started with a wood plaque and spray painted it white. I added some vinyl letters that I cut using my Silhouette. I spray painted the whole thing with Valspar's Tulip Pink and peeled off the letters when it was dry.
I then painted each letter with a fine tip brush. I used all acrylic paints.
I used Ashley's advice and bought a medium point and fine point black paint pen. I outlined everything with the medium point paint pen.
I then added different elements to each letter. For the stitching, I used a fine point black paint pen.
For the centers of my flowers I added stitching to my button holes and hot glued the buttons on.
I free handed the little saying with my fine point paint pen.
I love how it turned out. I think for my first one, it worked out pretty well.
Most importantly, Kallie's Mommy loved it!!