I am so delighted to be doing this blog hop with my Design Team and Walnut Hollows Team! Everyone was able to pick something from Walnut Hollow to decorate with the Ann Butler Design’s products from Unity Stamp Company, Clearsnap Inc and Earth Safe Finishes!
I chose to make some Garden Stakes for our Herbs, since it is not always easy for me to remember which is which.
- Ann Butler Designs Faux Quilting™ Stamps ; 2″ Leaves All Over from Unity Stamp Company
- Ann Butler Designs Iridescents™; Limelight from Earth Safe Finishes
- Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink; Berry from Clearsnap Inc.
- Ann Butler Designs EZ-De’s™ Flourish 2″ Alphabets
- 21″ Wood Stakes; Item Number: 40458-501by Walnut Hollow
- Shrink Film; Clear by Grafix®
- Chalk It Up by Earth Safe Finishes: Plum Preserves, Whipped Cream, English Tea Cake, Licorice
- Small Nail
- Westcott Cutting Mat
- Westcott Non Stick Scissors
- Acrylic Block
- Paint Brush
- Heat Gun
- 5/8″ Hole Punch
To get a deep rich color from the Iridecents™ Paint try base coating several of the stakes with different colors of Chalk It Up, you will be surprised at the different results you can get….from left to right: Plum Preserves, Whipped Cream, English Tea Cake, Licorice and then I let them dry.
I applied the Iridescent’s in Limelight to each stake to determine the color combination I wanted to go with….you can see the beautiful iridescent color on each of these stakes, all just a bit different in color because of the Chalk It Up base coat. You can also use the Iridescent’s™ Paint directly to the wood if desired.
Next I cut a piece of the Shrink Film 2″ wide by 11″ long and stamped out the word chives.
Punch a hole just above the first letter and trim off excess if needed. Hold the Shrink Film in place with the tweezers and begin to shrink it with the heat gun, following the directions on the package.
Continue shrinking until done and place an object on it if needed to help flatten the Shrink Film. Let cool and remove the object.
Stamp stakes with 2″ leaves stamp from the Leaves all Over stamp set, heat set to dry.
Add the nail near the top of the stake and place the “Chives” Shrink Film onto the stake…..
Make these fun stakes for each herb in your garden and you will always know what you have! Enjoy!!
Now for the Giveaway…..
Leave a comment below and on each of the blogs with this photo for a chance to enter the drawing for this Giveaway of Ann Butler Designs products! You will receive one entry for each comment you leave. Winner will be drawn on May 30, 2014 and notified on or before June 1, 2014.
Now be sure to check out all of the links below to see other fabulous projects!