By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow
The NEW Rustic Shadow Box is reversible. You can use the following directions to create this piece either way.
I began by using a paper trimmer to cut the DCWV® The Botanical Stack paper to fit the Box slats. Use DecoArt® Americana® Decou-Page™ to adhere the paper to each slat. I use a large flat brush to apply 1 coat of doupage medium to both the wood surface and the back side of the paper, then press the paper in place. I also use a brayer to assure that the paper adheres well to the surface. I didn’t apply the medium onto the top of the paper, but you certain could if you would like.
Use a pencil to mark the placement for the Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Faucet Knobs. On the back of the Box, use a drill with a countersink bit to make the holes for the Knobs and attach them using a screwdriver.
To create the tags, use a soft sponge and stamping inks to distress each tag and adhere the sticker letters on the tags. Tie knots at the top of each tag string and hang on knobs.
Use Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Box Corners on the Shadow Box. Snip the ends of each brad with wire cutters and glue the brads in place on the Box Corners and let everything dry.
Easy project……no basecoating……….inspirational…….done!