Hi lovely people,
Lekha Jain here! I am back with the Itsy Bitsy design team for another term. Its a complete honor to be a part of a very creative group and laying my hands on some awesome craft supplies (don’t we all love IB products!!).
This month’s theme for the Blog Challenge is ‘Home Decor’ and I thought of designing a wooden plaque for my picture wall at home. After pondering over many ideas and techniques, I zeroed on a heart shaped plaque with some handcrafted felt flowers. If you have followed my work earlier you would know my love for floral theme. And yet again I have a floral felt heart plaque for you.
Lets start the creative process.
I have used a 14″x 14″ hanging wooden decorable plaque and painted it with chalk paints (Fortune Cookie, Rainy Day). First I coated the plaque with Fortune Cookie and then added Rainy Day as the second coat. I let the chalk paints dry completely. Once dry, I used a sand paper(fine grit) to give a distressed finish. The amount of distress depends on the pressure you use while working with the sand paper.
Along with die cut felt flowers, I have also hand cut the spiral rose template and fringe flowers and few leaves.
I have used the same felt die cut to make different kind of flowers. The five petal graduated thin cut die can be used to create English tea rose. For the other flower, I snipped off all the petals( as shown above), also made a felt ball (see the pic below), hand sewed the edges of a round felt piece with a running stitch and pull both ends tightly of the thread as if it was a drawstring potli. Before knotting the thread end, fill the center with cotton or small felt waste pieces. Once you knot it tightly you would get a full round ball (can be later on used as berries, fillers, flower centers )
Next, I have used Fortune Cookie chalk paint to paint the delicate chipboard designs. Chalk paints are multi surface paints and give you amazing finish. Also, I have traced the sentiment ” Enjoy the little things” and painted it using the same chalk paint shade.
Another favorite of mine from the entire IB product range is their silicon glue (this one is super strong and adheres everything to every surface from paper, wood, glass, fabric to metal). I have used it to stick the felt flowers, chipboard and other embellishments. Once the sentiment is painted, I have sealed the plaque with glossy decor varnish.
Next, assembled all the floral elements, daisy, English rose, fillers, fringe flowers etc.
Before you finally adhere all the floral elements to the plaque, arrange them and move them around to get the perfect setting. Don’t miss the little adorable lady bird.
And here is the final outcome. Hope you like it and got inspired to create something for your wall.
Do leave some love in the comments below.
Till then , Keep Crafting!!