Hello there Joy Clair and Clear Scraps blog friends! It's Kerry here and today I'm excited to share a project collaboration with Joy Clair and Clear Scraps. Today I'm featuring the Clear Scraps Vintage Wood Phone Stand. Not only can this wood piece be a cell phone stand, it can also be a card stand (for photos) as well as a little recipe card easel or, in this case, an "End of the school year" photo stand. I know that this time of year brings all the feels for many families and the "Last Day of School" photos have been flooding my social media pages. They're so adorable. Why not capture the image, print it and gift it to someone special? This easel is the perfect showcase for that photo! As for me as a kindergarten teacher, I would be thrilled to prop up a little class photo on this easel and set it atop my desk on the first day of school. A little reminder of all the growth to come!
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To create my easel, I started out by painting the easel using ivory acrylic paint. After it dried, I stamped the little apple from the new Teacher set using Palette Black ink and then heat set. After that, I painted over the apples a bit with a drybrush technique so that the apples could peek through. I didn't want the apples to be crisp and clean, I wanted them to leave hints that they are there.
After the paint dried, I applied some Copic coloring and stippling to the apples using a variety of red/pink/green colors. After I was happy with the color, I flicked some ivory acrylic paint over it to finish off the panel. To finish off the design and move on to gift-giving presentation, I cut a piece of red cardstock into a tag shape attached some ribbon and twine (and a red button) and added a punny little sentiment. Now it's ready for its debut!
This was such a fun project and I look forward to propping up a class photo on this easel when school begins! Thanks Clear Scraps for the opportunity to play with your wood products. I had a ball!