A quick pop in today to share an MDF make that one of our twin's, Zoe, built covered and sealed herself.
Zoe (almost 16! how did that happen!) has just set off for her 2nd residential as a part of the National Citizenship Service, which is a fabulous opportunity for her and we are so proud that she grabbed the chance to so it. BUT she was away all last week on an outward bounds adventure, home for the weekend and she's off again till Friday! One week was bad enough for a Mummy, let alone 2! I'm sure many of you will know exactly how I feel lol But at least she has wi-fi and a signal this week so I can stalk her and make sure she isn't being eaten by some big monster or other irrational invention of the Mummy brain!
So, back to her make...a while ago I ordered one of the totally gorgeous MDF Remote/Phone holders from That Craft Place and gave it to Zoe to make as a way of getting her to relax during her exams. She loves altered art and transforming stuff so these MDF makes are just the right thing for her. Lisa Horton designs the most amazing laser cut projects that are such high quality and fit together so well that once you buy one, trust me you are hooked!
Here is what Zoe did with it....
Everything she used is available at That Craft Place who you really must check out. Their web address for the bricks and mortor shop is www.thatcraftplace.co.uk
My Minds Eye Chalkboard 12x12 paper pad, MDF laser cut Remote/Phone Holder, Black Gesso, Paint brush, Matt Medium and Gloss Medium by decoart - that's it apart from scissors!
To make it, she thought ahead (which I have got to say never occured to me lol) and drew around the MDF parts on scrap paper BEFORE she put it together and painted it black! There's a top TIP, as she then had a template for the papers she used to cover it! doh! One of the many many reasons I love her so much lol
Another TOP TIP (mine this time lol) was to make sure she sanded the edges of the paper at a 45 degree angle to finish the paper edges. This doesn't only make it look better and adds a little distressed effect but it also helps the paper bond to the MDF and completes the seal (reduces peeling later).
Here's some more pics:
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at Zoe's project and if you would like to leave her a comment she would love to hear your thoughts :D
Sandie and Zoe xxx
Challenges entered on Zoe's behalf: