Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing an upcycled project featuring the beautiful Wind Beneath My Wings Limited Edition Kit. The Don't Throw Me Away post series is focused on recycling, repurposing, and reducing waste as we create. I had a lot of fun repurposing materials for this project!
My husband and I are constantly working on projects around the house and our scrap wood pile is steadily growing. I had my husband cut the top corners off of a wood block to make the house shaped base for this project. We recently installed a new window in our kitchen. Part of the packaging materials included foam-backed cork tiles to protect the glass. I immediately saved all of them! I really love mixing textures in my art and wood and cork are two of my favorite materials to create with due to their versatility and ability to stand up to a lot of different mediums.
The Ciao Bella Sound of Spring Rice Paper is my favorite item in the kit. I cut a portion of the paper to fit my wood block. Once I painted the wood a turquoise color, I adhered the rice paper to the wood using matte multi-medium. To add more texture to the design, I applied a layer of Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint over the paper. Next, to highlight the cracks, I applied several shades of Lindy's Magicals watercolors. Once dry, I added some doodling to the wood with a black pen and highlighted areas with white paint dots for additional contrast.
I added an embellishment cluster between the hearts and sentiment on the rice paper made with acetate shapes, die-cuts, and paper flowers from the kit.
I finished the face of the wood block with vellum hearts and dimensional butterfly stickers.
To carry on with the yellow I added using embellishments to the front of this piece, I decided to paint the sides of the wood block with yellow acrylic paint. I stamped and embossed the cork tiles and colored the hearts with red and pink paint pens. I alternated between cork tiles and rhinestones to dress up the sides of this wood block.