Today I have a craft project to share that is a part of a super-fun challenge. I belong to a group of craft bloggers who have taken on a challenge from Scribble Shop. It’s kind of like an “Iron Chef” competition only with craft supplies.
All of the participants received a box of craft supplies and here are the great supplies I received:
- Mod Podge
- Glass gems
- Metallic stamp pad
- Jumbo Popsicle sticks
- Colored pencils
- Glitter embellishments
- Motivation Rub-On Quotes
- Chocolates (which are long gone darling!)
I created this ScribbleShop Challenge Video to share what I found as I opened the box.
So anyway, on to the project!
There was quite a lot of buzz around the internet at the beginning of the year about having a one word mantra. A word that would help you remember your goals during the year.
As usual I had a hard time coming up with just one word so I came up with three – PUSH, CHANGE and GROW. Those three words not only reflect my goals for the year but also some things that have been happening in my life the last several months. I knew I wanted my project to somehow use my three words.
The toughest part was deciding on a substrate. I thought about the cardboard box but it wasn’t the look I was going for. Then it occurred to me that I could make little “rafts” from the Popsicle sticks and use that as a substrate.
I laid out two of the sticks vertically and put 7 more across them horizontally and glued them down with 527 Multi-Use Glue from Beacon Adhesives*. I created and stacked 5 rafts with a sheet of deli paper in between and weighed them down with a couple of heavy books overnight to give the glue time to dry.
After the glue was dry I painted them with Design Master Spray Paint in Glossy Wood Tone*. Just enough to give them a hint of color.
Then I really started having fun.
I adhered a square of scrapbook paper that I inked around the edges to the rafts with Mod Podge and after that was dry I went on to embellish each one further.
On the above raft I’ve used the stencil with a cold colored pencil, a Motivational rub-on and some of the glass gems glued down with the 527 glue.
I had to go back and swipe some of the green marbles in my Vignette in an Egg Carton project to use on this project.
To attach all of the rafts I used my Crop-a-dile* to punch a hole right through the wood and then I wired them together with some rusty wire I had on hand.
Finally, I added the words PUSH, CHANGE and GROW with Thickers Glitter Stickers* and tied a raffia bow at the top.
So in the end, the only product I ended up not using were the round glitter embellishments.
I like it and have it hanging right by my computer to remind me of my goals. Since I spend so much time at my computer talking your eyeballs off it will probably get seen more often here! :)
*These were items I had on hand in my studio but can also be purchased at scribbleshop.com by clicking on the link.