Framed Nursery Art

It’s been almost a year since I moved and about five months since I unpacked 90% of the boxes, so I’m finally getting around to adding a few personal touches to my new home.  My son isn’t getting any younger (are any of us?), so I’ve been focusing on his room first.

A few weeks ago I hung these Baby Animal Canvases that I created with my Silhouette over his changing table (pictures are from our last house) and I have big plans for a vinyl project on the wall behind his crib, but that still leaves some major gaps that need some love.  So, I whipped up this little framed piece with some supplies I had on hand and thought I’d share the details here since it’d make a great little shower gift too!

Start by trimming a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock to fit your particular frame (here I’m using a 5″ x 7″ frame).  Using low-tack tape, mask a half-inch border off around the edge of the entire piece as shown above.

Apply Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Preserves, and Black Soot Distress ink over the entire cardstock panel with an ink blending tool.  Overlap the bands of different colors to create a smooth gradient.

Leaving the taped border in place, lay a falling star stencil (Stampin’ Up) over the piece and secure with more tape.   (If you don’t have a stencil, you can always create a temporary one with a star punch and a piece of cardstock or your Silhouette.)  Apply Tonic Nuvo Pure Platinum metallic embellishment mousse through the stencil.  Immediately remove the stencil and clean up any excess mousse when finished.

Remove the low-tack tape from your panel and allow to dry completely (I left mine for about 30 minutes).

Die-cut the dream sentiment (Simon Says Stamp) four times from Basis Black Cardstock and once from Silver Bright Foil Cardstock.  Adhere them all together with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, placing the silver foil die-cut on top.

Adhere the layered sentiment to the center of your inked panel with more liquid glue and place your piece in a frame.

I hope you enjoyed this simple framed art project and thanks so much for stopping by today!