– it’s a box of 12 pieces plus velcro dots to hang them and a flyer of ideas. (expertly packaged by adults with special needs)
The BACK side is the loop side of velcro applied in their factory. The front side is a foam surface that will accept acrylic paint, permanent markers, stamping, stencil paste, etc. You can heat it to press a stamp in for a pattern. Alcohol sprays should work on it as well. When you've finished decorating the piece, just use a velcro dot to adhere it where you want it. I was thinking about gluing a magnet to the back and putting mine on my refrigerator.
Here's how I decorated my first piece:
- I used a combination of Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics to paint the background (1 drop Prussian Blue, 3-4 drops of Titan Buff, lightened up with a little Americana Decor Chalky Finish everlasting).
- After the light blue was dry, I used my finger to wipe a little more of the the everlasting Chalky Finish over it to give a more "frosty" look.
- The little snowflake is from the Build a Snowman set (SSC1184) and is stamped with Memento Bahama Blue.
- While all that dried well, I stamped a snowman from the same set on Mixed Media White Paper using Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored him with Copic markers and cut him out
- I used ZipDry from Beacon Adhesives to add the snowman to the puzzle piece, then stamped the "arms" using Memento Rich Cocoa.
- The snow at the bottom is Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste applied with a palette knife and swirled around a little to look like drifts.
- While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled it with Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter. This takes a little while to dry completely, but if you're careful, you can keep working.
- I painted on dries clear glue to the snowman's body using a small brush and working in sections, then sprinkled the glue with Stampendous Crystal UltraFine glitter. I really gives him a Frosty look!
- My final step was to paint each edge with the glue and sprinkle it with the Crystal UltraFine glitter.
|I just love the glitter on the Snowman!|
They are very light weight so I've been thinking about looping a thin ribbon around the top knob and using it as a tree ornament!
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