If you are coming from Chris Wallace’s post then you are in the right place! Thank you for following along with the Walnut Hollow®+ Ann Butler Designs™ Blog Hop!
Be sure to leave comments on the Walnut Hollow Blog to enter to win this prize! We’ll chose a winner Wednesday, May 28th for our Blog Hop prize randomly drawn from your comments. The winner will be announced via the Walnut Hollow Facebook Page.We invited our young, crafty designer, Emma, to join us for the Walnut Hollow and Ann Butler Designs Blog Hop. Emma is 12 years old. You can see some of her artwork on www.walnuthollow.com in our project Gallery under Emma’s Creations.
Emma’s Blog Hop project is one of our new large 18” letters – an “E”. And this is how she created it.
By Emma for Walnut Hollow
First I painted the “E” with DecoArt® Americana® Warm White. After it was dry, I used a pencil to draw an octopus on the “E”.
I used Earth Safe Finishes Aquamarine Iridescents to paint around the pencil lines of the octopus.
Once the background was painted and dry, I used one of the 2” Unity Stamps with ColorBox®Crafter’s Ann Butler Designs Ink Pads, Lilac to stamp over the entire “E”. I heat set the stamped images with a heat gun so the images were permanent.
Next I painted the octopus with DecoArt® Americana® Purple Pizzazz. After the octopus was dry, I painted the octopus with Berry Iridescents for the shimmer.
For the final step, paint the eyes with Warm White. When dry, put a large drop of glue on the eyes and fill with Black Diamond ss20 flat back crystals.
There are keyholes on the back of each letter to make it easy to hang this in my room!
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Emma this is very cute, what a great job you did! Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop!
Cute project. Great way to use the stamps and inks
Super sweet project.
What a talented young artist!
Well done Emma! Using the flat back crystals for the eyes was a nice touch.
Very cute Emma 🙂
Such a cute project! Octopus is great!
What a cute way to decorate a letter. His tentacles worked around the shape so well. Love it
This is really cute. Good job.
Oh this is just soooooo cute.
Great job Emma . Love the color choices.
Very cool! Love the colors too!
So cute, Emma!
Fantastic letter! Love the colors and the stamped pattern.
I love your colors that you chose and your octopus looks wonderful.
The next generation of craft designers is right here in front of us! Great project, Emma. Are you going to do “M” “M” and “A” to finish your name? If so, please make sure the other letters get posted.
What a great job. I love the colors.
Stunning. Love the colorsl Would love to win.
Great job, Emma! The octopus is a great idea on it. You did a great job!
What a fun way to decorate your letter. I love the colors and the playful Octopus! Great job.
Terrific way to personalize the ‘E’! Love the hand drawn octopus.
Emma! great colors and awesome octopus!
so creative from such a young mind, jaw dropping with the talent here.