Monday, July 21, 2014

Lily's PAD

I love making gifts!  Lily's pad is a sign I made for my friend Heidi's baby :) Lily Jane is due in September, I cannot wait to meet her.  

foam core in frame

I chose foam core as the base because it's light weight and the sign will hang from Lily's bedroom door. 

LOVE photos

After a gesso layer, then came a layer of LOVE photos...

gesso over LOVE photos

After sanding photos came another layer of Gesso.


Letters and number stickers and several hearts made up the next layer.  The baby's and parents' and big brother's initials staggered about randomly.

pink layer with green polka dots

A pink and lavender layer with neon green dots made up the next layer with stenciled hearts.

molding paste flower

A darker green went with water spatters revealing some of the underlayer colors.  Then I added some lovely stenciled flowers of molding paste.

tickets layer

When the molding paste dried, I added these sweet word tickets.

purple and yellow layer

Yellow and purple layers partially cover the tickets and add more depth to the sign.  

another gesso layer

More Gesso next, can you see the depth of layers here?

start of lily pad

Several different greens went into the beginning of this lily pad with blue water all around it.  I didn't like the shape much so...

more lily pad detail and background blue

I fixed the shape and made it look a lot more like an actual lily pad with dark and light greens.

crackle medium over purple frame

While I like purple a lot, I LOVE crackle texture even more!  


White crackling over purple

Isn't that white over purple crackle luscious?  

more lily detail

The white lines made me happy but some gold spray ink really helps this sign sparkle!

purple foam core letters 

Cutting the letters out of foam core and painting multiple layers of purple helps them POP off the lily pad ;)

Heidi at her baby shower

Momma really liked the custom made sign and I loved making it for her!  

Hope you enjoyed this peek at my process and Lily's sign.


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Thanks so much for stopping by!