As soon as I saw the Main Kit, I knew I wanted to incorporate a picket fence. The leaf vine just called for it! Here is the layout I created using two picket fences I made out of lightweight chipboard...
The following is a tutorial on how to make your own picket fence.
-lightweight chipboard (or a cereal box)
-white crackle paint
-white acrylic paint
-tools: scissors, paint brush, paper trimmer, cutting mat
1. Use your trimmer to cut six strips of chipboard measuring 2.5"x.5". Also cut two additional strips that measure 5"x.25".
2. Use your scissors to make a point on one end of one strip of chipboard. Now, use the first cut strip as a guide to cut the remaining strips of chipboard.
4. Use the ruler guide on your cutting mat to evenly space your strips of chipboard.
5. Apply liquid glue on the two longer chipboard strips.
6. Carefully lay them over your fence and attach everything together. Remove excess chipboard by cutting with your scissors at a straight angle.
7. For a white on white look, apply a thin layer of acrylic paint and let dry.
8. Next, apply a coat of white crackle paint and let air dry. Remember the thicker the coat, the bigger the crackles you will see once the paint dries.
All done! You may wish to seal your fence with a coat of Mod Podge to prevent any flaking. You can also ink it to add more of a vintage look. Since the paper collection included in the kit was so light and sweet, I left mine as is.
Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!!