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Embellishing a Wood Background

Hi everyone, it's Gina here today and I have a fun project to share with you using soft pastel colors.  
 
There are so many soft and pretty colors in the Hazelwood collection.  One of my favorite pieces in the collection is the engraved wood specialty paper.  It comes completely unfinished and that means that there are so many possibilities to make it yours.
 
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I started off my project by using a paint brush to spread a thin layer of Vicki Boutin's mixed media gesso across my wood paper.  Once, the gesso dried, I picked out a few art crayons to use to color in the engraved floral design on my wood paper.
 
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Because the art crayons in the Vicki Boutin collection are a little darker than I had envisioned for this project, I decided to color them on lightly using little pressure, and then I used a waterbrush to soften the colors up a bit.  I love how the pretty engraved floral design just pops with a little color.
 
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To finish off my piece I trimmed two butterflies out of patterned paper and vellum paper and then layered them onto my piece using my Sticky Thumb adhesive runner.  I added thickers to center of my design to finish it off.
 
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I hope you enjoyed my pastels project today, I hope you try your hand at creating with pastel colors.
 
Gina
 
Supplies: Hazelwood (376879) – Engraved Wood Speciality Paper, Hazelwood (376874) – Lazy Daisy Cardstock, Hazelwood (376892) – Thickers Darling/Chipboard W/Gold Foil, Vicki Boutin (VB376827) – Mixed Media Gesso, Vicki Boutin (VBAC-76797) Mixed Media Art Crayons Set 1, Vicki Boutin (VBAC-76797) Mixed Media Art Crayons Set 1,Vicki Boutin (VBAC-76799) Mixed Media Art Crayons Set 3, Sticky Thumb (ST340261) – Adhesive Runner Permanent Solid