The violet letter ‘E’ | 13arts

IMG_4403

During my last visit to HobbyCraft, I picked up a couple of things to decorate and a bunch of paper flowers and other 3D embellishments. One of the items is a cardboard letter E, which I wanted to decorate for myself and keep it in my craft room as my final claim of the area.

IMG_4384

To start, I painted the letter with 3 layers of Gesso (Ayeeda).

IMG_4385 IMG_4386

Once dry, I added the first layer of texture by using Ayeeda acrylic texture paste and Finnabair stencil. I left it to dry overnight.

IMG_4393 IMG_4394

This morning, I added more texture elements: chipboard flags and a wood slice, both painted with gesso.

IMG_4396

Once the glue and gesso dried, I used Matte Lavender, Chalk White and Pearl Clear Ayeeda Mists and Violet Tsukineko Fireworks mist to create layers of colour on the object.

IMG_4392 IMG_4395

While the mists were drying, I wrapped some thread around a can and painted it white with gesso, dried with a heat gun and then painted again – this time using Old Gold paint by Ayeeda.

IMG_4397 IMG_4399

I assembled all the embellishments around the wood slice and secured them with gel medium. Once again, I used Pearl Clear mist over the whole product to make it more sparkly.

IMG_4400

To finish, I sprinkled white glitter all over the flowers and the wood slice.

Here’s the final product. …and the craft room is officially mine now.

IMG_4402