Fur Ever Friends - Dog themed Home Decor with Shaker ( Instructions)
I created an acrylic paint wash using watered down acrylic paint then lightly applied the wash to the wood. I did this because I did not want the engraved details to get covered by thick acrylic paint. The sea sponge allows easy and quick application of the wash in my opinion.
I covered the paw pad pieces and inked the edges.
Now time for decorating and adding special touches. I used two accenting chipboard features from Creative Embellishments: Dog Shaker Set and Friends Fur Ever chipboard set with sweet little paw prints.
Both pieces were painted with acrylic paint, then accented with the Ground Espresso Distress Ink used above. Once dry, I topped with Ranger "Crackle Accents", added some sequins and beads (from the shaker mix) to the wet Crackle Accents and set aside to dry.
The shaker mix selected is from Buttons Galore and is called Mermaid Lagoon, a fun combination of beads, heart shaped sequins and an assortment of buttons.
The shaker mix compliments the paper choice perfectly: Authentique's Purebred 12x12 and 6x6 paper collections.