BFF Rustic Frame

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

My BFF and I meet when we were 10 years old. We’ve been fortunate enough to be friends for many, many years. It was fun to remember the things we’ve done while I was wood burning this frame – however, this is not us in the photo!

IMG_2382I used the Rustic Frame and this stencil – I don’t know what company made it because I don’t have the packaging anymore. Sorry.  I used a pencil to trace the words I wanted to use onto the frame. The wood is rough (remember it’s a Rustic Frame!) but it’s really easy to wood burn.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used the Creative Woodburner® Value Pen for this project. After reading all instructions on the package, attach the Cone Point on the hot tool using pliers. Secure the tool stand to your work surface with tape. Place the Value Pen on the stand and plug into an electric outlet, flip the switch “ON” to heat for 4-5 minutes.

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I used the Cone Point to outline all the words. For thicker words, remove the Cone Point with pliers and drop it into a ceramic dish or mug. Use the pliers to attach the Flow Point to fill in each letter. When you have completed all of the wood burning, flip the switch to “OFF” and let cool.

I used a Tombow® Xtreme adhesive tape runner to adhere the photo onto a heavy piece of cardstock or poster board.  Use Xtreme to adhere the prepared photo onto the back of the Frame.

This is a great gift for your BFF – make two and you can keep one for yourself!

Tribal Scales

by Chris Wallace

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If you are following along with the Walnut Hollow + Stencil Girl Blog Hop then you are in the right place! Be sure to leave comments on all of the blogs to enter to win this prize package!! The post below this one is another Walnut Hollow Project for the hop! Be sure to check that one out too!

Stencil Girl Blog Hop Prize lowresThis prize consists of Walnut Hollow Mini CrateCard Box12″x12″ Wood Panel6″x6″ Basswood Canvas and a Creative Versa-Tool®! (A $70 Value!)

Enter to win by commenting on the Blog projects that are a part of the Walnut Hollow + Stencil Girl Blog Hop. The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win! Giveaway will close on Sunday, March 2nd at 11:59PM Central Time.

finished

When StencilGirl asked if we would like to participate in a Blog Hop with them, we were delighted. StencilGirl stencils are so unique and fun – we love them. The most wonderful part is that all of the people at StencilGirl are simply the best! We met Mary Beth at the Craft and Hobby Association tradeshow in January. Those of you who have had the opportunity to take a class from her are extremely lucky. And Maria is so helpful and great to work with.

So back to the Blog Hop – for years we have told our customers that they can use stencils for wood burning ideas.  But there are stencils and then there are stencils, if you know what I mean. StencilGirl stencils are different and the hard part was trying to decide what to do. I have quite a few ideas so stay tuned for future StencilGirl projects!

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I used a 6” x 6” Basswood Canvas (http://www.walnuthollow.com/store/wood-surfaces/basswood/items/basswood-canvas/) for my project and the Creative Versa-Tool.

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I started my project by taping the Scales stencil by Jessica Sporn  (http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/product-p/s173.htm) on the raw Basswood Canvas. I used a small round sponge to apply Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Shabby Shutters, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw and Antique Linen) starting in the upper right corner with Shabby Shutters and ending at the bottom left corner with Antique Linen.

background completeOnce the background was complete and dry, I penciled in the Tribal Hand stencil by Lizzie Mayne (http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/Tribal-Hand-Stencil-by-Lizzie-Mayne-p/s180.htm).

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I used the Creative Versa-Tool to wood burn the design by simply following the pencil lines.

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After the hand was complete, I burned an outline to finish the edges of the hand.

outline

top 

I used a metal ruler to wood burn a straight outline of the edges of the Scales stencil on top of the Basswood Canvas.  I attached the Shading Point on the hot tool and burned the top edge to “frame” the design.

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I used Peeled Paint Distress Stain to stain each side of the Basswood Canvas.

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After it was dry, I used the Shading Point to wood burn the top of each side.

I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly this project was complete. Of course, having fun while I was doing it made it seem to go even faster.

Great stencils made by great people – doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks StencilGirl, we love being friends and Blog Hopping together!

Be sure to view the post below this one! It is also a part of the Walnut Hollow StencilGirl Blog Hop!

StencilGirl Talk/Judi Kauffman <http://www.stencilgirltalk.com/>

You are here >> Walnut Hollow <https://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/>

Mary Beth Shaw <http://mbshaw.blogspot.com/>

Kirsten Reed < http://bit.ly/1plkRug >

Carolyn Dube <http://acolorfuljourney.com/>

Janet Joehlin <http://jjhappyreminders.blogspot.com/>

Linda Kittmer <http://lindakittmer.blogspot.com/>

Mary C. Nasser <http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html>

Julie Snidle <http://juliesnidle.blogspot.com/>

Jessica Sporn <http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com/>

Judy Shea <http://thekeytomyart.wordpress.com/>

Maria McGuire <http://www.believedreamcreatewithmaria.com/>

Walnut Hollow and Stencil Girl Blog Hop!

Photo Memory Box

by Sara Shirman

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If you are following along with the Walnut Hollow + Stencil Girl Blog Hop then you are in the right place! Be sure to leave comments on all of the blogs to enter to win this prize package!!
Stencil Girl Blog Hop Prize lowresThis prize consists of Walnut Hollow Mini Crate, Card Box, 12″x12″ Wood Panel, 6″x6″ Basswood Canvas and a Creative Versa-Tool®! (A $70 Value!)

Enter to win by commenting on the Blog projects that are a part of the Walnut Hollow + Stencil Girl Blog Hop. The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win! Giveaway will close on Sunday, March 2nd at 11:59PM Central Time.

For my Blog Hop Project I decided to come up with a solution to the hundreds of photos that I have printed but don’t do anything with each year. I love the idea of scrap booking but I never seem to get around to it! I have my photos printed with the intention of doing something with them but they always end up sitting in the box that they came in. It is always nice to look through those boxes. If I had a decorative way to organize these photos by year it would be a lot easier to be proud to store them on my bookshelf!

This is what I came up with:

Final Classic Box Walnut Hollow

It was difficult to choose which stencil to use. Stencil Girl has such an AMAZING selection of unique stencils. I finally decided to go with the Chevron stencil because it went with my living room decor.

supplies

I started with a Walnut Hollow Classic Box. It is made of basswood and is the perfect size for standard 4″x6″ photos. The first thing that I did to prepare my box was to sand it.

Base Coating

I used a 1″ foam brush to apply the wood sealer. I put on one coat of sealer on the entire box then let the box dry for about 20 minutes. When the box was dry I lightly sanded it again.

Painting inside of the box

Painting the inside

I used painters tape to tape off the outside edge of the box so that I could paint the inside of the box and not worry about going over the edge and getting paint on the outside. I used Americana Bahama Blue acrylic paint on the inside.

mixing mediums for outside of the box

After the Bahama Blue inside dried I took off the tape and put new tape on the inside edge of the box to protect it while I painted the outside. I mixed 1 part Americana Mississippi Mud acrylic paint with 1 part Americana Staining and Antiquing Medium and used a wide brush to apply the mixture to the outside of the box.

taping to paint the outside

When the paint was dry I lightly sanded the corners and edges of the box to “antique” it a little bit more.

stencil 1

I used Americana Khaki Tan Acrylic Paint to stencil the first Chevron. I firmly held down the stencil with my left hand and used a stencil brush to stipple in the stencil with my right hand.

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I used the same technique on the other 2 chevrons but I used the Bahama Blue Acrylic Paint on the middle pattern.

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I added another chevron the the side of my box with Americana Tangelo Orange Acrylic Paint.

2014 numbers

I used Walnut Hollow 1.5″ numbers to add the year to the box.

glue on lettersOpen Walnut Hollow Classic Box

Thank you for viewing my project! See the list below for the next blog to hop to!

StencilGirl Talk/Judi Kauffman <http://www.stencilgirltalk.com/>

Walnut Hollow <https://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/>

Mary Beth Shaw <http://mbshaw.blogspot.com/>

Kirsten Reed <http://bit.ly/1plkRug&gt;

Carolyn Dube <http://acolorfuljourney.com/>

Janet Joehlin <http://jjhappyreminders.blogspot.com/>

Linda Kittmer <http://lindakittmer.blogspot.com/>

Mary C. Nasser <http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html>

Julie Snidle <http://juliesnidle.blogspot.com/>

Jessica Sporn <http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com/>

Judy Shea <http://thekeytomyart.wordpress.com/>

Maria McGuire <http://www.believedreamcreatewithmaria.com/>