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Today, I'm sharing this Christmas Wood Slice Art as a part of the 2016 Handmade Holidays Blog Hop. This is a fun little project that will look great with any holiday decor. See its complete tutorial below.
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This project begins with large wood slices. I love these Basswood Country Rounds from Walnut Hollow. You can grab them here. I'm showing one of these below for this project. The other I plan to use in a similar manner (but I grabbed it in case I messed up...just to be completely up front here!).
I used vinyl lettering on my wood slice...you can purchase this at a craft store or cut your lettering with a craft cutter like I did. The fonts used here were Lolly Script and Black and White Display.
I wanted a natural look for my piece, so I didn't do two coats of paint like I usually do on these types of projects. Instead, I wanted the actual wood grain to show through. I sealed my lettering with a clear varnish. This ensures I wouldn't get any bleed through from my paint when it was applied.
I'm decorating with a lot of whites this year, so that's the direction I went. Using the darker ring on the slice as a guide, I painted an edge around the entire piece with my paint. Incidentally, I used a chalk-style paint here...I wanted that matte, chalk finish.
After the white outline was all around the outer edge, I filled it in with the rest of the white paint.
After the paint dried, I peeled off my lettering to reveal the wood finish. At this point, feel free to seal or wax this piece, if you prefer.
And, like I said, this project is part of a big, ol' hop!!
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