Sunday, September 22, 2019

Listen to the Current of Your Heart with Topflight Stamps

Hello! This week the Design Team over on the Topflight Stamps blog is taking a look at a new product in the store: MDF desk plaques by Debbi Moore. There are designs for every occasion! I received a mermaid themed one to decorate. (Donna knows me so well!)

The plaques are made from laser cut MDF and come ready for you to paint, ink, spray and otherwise doctor up however you like. They would make a great gift or piece of home decor! I used Fresco chalk paint, glitter paint, embossing powder and foil to bling mine up.

Let's take a look at the how-to:

Step 1 – I chose three different Fresco paints to use for my base coats. First off I painted it all over  with Mermaid, the lightest color.

I dry brushed on the other colors so the base coat would have a mottled effect.

Step 2 – After painting the base coat, I added some touches of pink (Prawn) as well as some teal glitter paint on the lettering. I also wanted to add foil to the figure of the mermaid. I applied TCW's Tacky-When-Dry Gel Medium through a stencil. When it had dried, I applied the foil. (see next)

Gel Medium is wet here. It dries clear...but tacky!

Step 3 – Applying the foil is easy! I laid a sheet of the foil (dull side down) over the tacky gel medium and burnished it. The foil sticks to the gel. Peel back the sheet and the foil stays behind! I also added some Dirty Sand embossing powder to the base.

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. All week long we will be sharing more of these plaques. =)

Topflight Stamps Products:
Debbi Moore MDF Life Quotes Plaque - Mermaid Current of Your Heart

Paper Artsy Fresco Chalk Paint - Caribbean Sea, Mermaid, Captain Peacock, Prawn
Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Dirty Sand 
AALL & Create stencil - ACS#53

Ranger Emboss-It Dabber
TCW – Tacky-When-Dry Gel Medium
iCraft Deco Foil - Lilac
Aladine - IZink Diamond glitter paint - Vert Pastel

Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!) If you shop at Topflight Stamps, use my coupon code LISAHOEL for 10% off your order.

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