- Large chipboard letters
- Brown Acrylic Paint
- Mod Podge, or other decoupage medium
- Paper, Graphic 45
- Tim Holtz Stamp Sets (Regal Flourish Urban Grunge Captured Moments Going Somewhere)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
- Ink Blending Tool
- Stazon Ink
- Hot Glue Gun
- Heat Tool
- Sanding Tool
- Sawtooth Picture Hangers
- Foam Brushes
- Craft Knife
Step 2 and 3: Using acrylic paint and a foam brush, paint the letter a solid color. I use my acrylic block (for stamping) as my paint palette.
Step 4: Using your decoupage medium, begin gluing down your paper. You can use one solid piece of paper, or glue down bits of paper for a collage effect. Try to keep from getting glue on the top of the paper. This will make it easier to stamp on the letter later.
Step 5: Allow your letter to dry. If you're impatient like me, you can use a heat tool to speed up the process :)
Step 6: Turn the letter over, and use a craft knife to trim up the edges. If you want a more distressed look, you can always tear the paper off the edge.
Step 7: Rough up the edges a little with a sanding block.
Step 8 and 9: Using Stazon Ink, and your favorite stamps, decorate the front of your letter. Allow the ink to dry completely.
Step 10: Ink up the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I also blended the ink onto the whole letter in order to enhance the torn paper edges.
Step 11 and 12: Seal your letter with another coat of decoupage medium. I used a heat tool to speed up the drying time. I am SO impatient when it comes to waiting for glue to dry :)
Step 13 through 15: Using a pencil, mark the holes for the sawtooth picture hanger, and hot glue it down.
Step 16: Hang it up, or give it to someone you love!