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Saturday, September 15, 2018
091518 Shall We Play a Game?
My scrap bestie Lynnette had a wonderful week this summer at her favorite place on earth:
She also had a birthday this month!
So I set out to give her the perfect gift...
DH cuts & sands a piece of plywood,
and I set out to recreate that awesome font
by printing on label paper to make a set of masks.
I remembered that I had some old checkers found in
an old tin cigar box scored for a dollar at an antique show.
Would there be enough? Yes, if I paint 3 red ones.
As much as I love fussy-cutting this was
an easy peasy job in front of the telly.
Getting excited as I see it taking shape!
Sprayed & dried, then removing the masks.
Turned out awesome! Now the plan was
to seal it with a tinted stain to age it a bit.
Unfortunately the paint smeared dreadfully...
I couldn't bear to take a photo.
After a consult with my handy-dandy DH,
we decided we had one of two options:
try sanding it & if that doesn't work?
Start all over... (tearing up at this point!)
Oh my heart - I love it!
I hope she does, too.
And it didn't occur to me until it was on its way
that perhaps they bought the one they were
playing with for a souvenir...
Not even going there!