Last week I picked up a paintbrush and got back to crafting after a few post-baby weeks away. One little phrase I’ve kept in mind throughout this time of transition (a.k.a. time of crazy) has been "you are enough".
You are enough. I am enough.
I love the touch handmade artwork can add to a home, so I made something with these powerful, yet simple words. I needed it to stare me in the face every day as a constant reminder that things will be okay. ;)
I made this simple artwork using the new Martha Stewart Decoupage line and an upcycled puzzle tray that had lost its pieces. It took less than 30 minutes (plus dry time) and can be easily customized with other colors or phrases. Want to make one? I promise it’s super easy.
- wooden puzzle tray or other piece of wood
- Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Decoupage, in durable matte
- Martha Stewart multi-surface craft paint, I used Raspberry Ice
- Martha Stewart decoupage brush
- Martha Stewart decoupage papers, white doilies pack
1.) Dig your puzzle tray out from under the couch, flip it over, and remove the label.
2.) Paint the back and sides with craft paint, let dry.
3.) Apply a layer of Martha Stewart Decoupage, and add your white doily from the paper pack.
4.) Apply another layer of decoupage over the whole piece, smooth any wrinkles, and let dry.
5.) Using pencil, add your phrase to the center of the doily. Take a thin paintbrush and brush over the words with your paint. Let dry.
6.) Add another layer of decoupage and let dry.
I was really impressed with the Martha Stewart Decoupage . It wasn’t tacky like other decoupage products, nor did it leave streak marks, it looked professional. My artwork looked almost as if the paper doily and paint were a part of the wood.
It is super durable and in addition to paper, can be used with fabric, lace, trims and lots more. You can even use it outdoors and it is dishwasher safe! I’m the specially excited to try the fabric-to-fabric (hello, no sew!) and oilcloth finishes.
Here are some more projects featuring the line from some of my favorite bloggers:
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Blueprint Social and Plaid Crafts. All opinions and ideas are my own. I only work with brands that I love and think you’ll love too!