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