Another opportunity to work with something new that I had never seen or used before, presented itself with this designer challenge. I was totally unaware of this line of products called Foamology™by Fairfield. I requested the 24" x 24" Rigid Tiles to work with. Here is my creation using just one of the tiles, Faux Wooden "BELIEVE" Plank...
This will be a welcome addition to the country holiday vignette near the front entrance. The idea was inspired by a similar one my daughter had made out of old recycled wood.
The 24" x 24" rigid tile was cut using a serated knife into two pieces measuring 12" x 24". The two panels were taped together using wide strapping tape to hold them together. The long panel was then covered with a natural cotton batting. NOTE: Add the batting to the panels as shown in the video files for working with these products: http://foamology101.com/videos/.
I cut a piece of brown felt to cover the back of the plank. NOTE: Fabric or paper could be used also.
Using the back side of a butter knife, I ran it down the length of the plank about 3" from both sides to make an impression. Using thinned paint, I brushed it into the groove made by the knife. This gave the panel some depth and the look of a wooden plank.
Letters that spell out BELIEVE, were cut from heavy, decorative cardstock using a Silhouette and a decorative font. Spray adhesive was used to adhere the letters to the plank. A little bit of gold spary glitter was applied before spray the entire surface with a clear acrylic spray finish. A little strip of "bark-like" ribbon was glued on and a small evergreen spray added to finish the look.
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