I was given this awesome piece of wood from a friend
who works at a cabinet shop.
She gave me a whole bunch of scraps,
but I just love this one because of that huge knot!
I knew I wanted to make something out of it,
but I just couldn't think of anything,
I have had this since Christmas last year.
Seriously, brain block!
Then finally I thought of something fun.
I cut off the dove tails, or the little things on the end, and sanded it.
I printed out the word that I wanted,
and because I don't have a silhouette, or cricut, I used the
old fashioned way to trace the letters.
I know, real high tech.
You could also, print the letters on the maps
just make sure to print the mirror image!
Don't tell my husband, that I used the road map from the car!
I don't think he will notice!
At least I hope not.
I drew a straight line then added little tick marks where the letters would go.
I wanted to get the spacing right.
I decoupaged the letters on,
then did a couple more layers of decoupage.
The letters in the above picture are not decoupaged,
just so everyone knows.
Know I have to decide what to do about the knot,
my original plan, was to take out the parts of the "R" and the "A"
that are in the knot, just to show it off.
And distress around the knot, to make it look "traveled".
But once I rip them out, I can't put them back in!!
What do you think?
I need some help here.
She gave me plenty of help too,
She just had to be in one picture.
But that's ok because she is cute!