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DIY Photo and Message Board by @createoften for @heidiswapp

Right now I am loving the contrast of black, white, and gold in my work space. It really is inspiring! I needed a few more ways to add color and photos in the room and thought a fun message board would be perfect. So I took this simple unfinished wooden arrow and made it into something special yet practical!


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DIY Photo and Message Board by @createoften for @heidiswapp

Adding foil to unfinished wood, really is easy and the look is so stunning! A little warning though, when you start, you won't be able to stop!


Supplies:

Unfinished Wood Shape

Black Acrylic Paint

Jane Davenport's Matte Medi-Yum

Heidi Swapp Foil Flakes

Washi Tape

Small Bulldog Clips

E6000 Adhesive

DIY Photo and Message Board by @createoften for @heidiswapp

1. Use the washi tape to tape off half of the wooden shape. Paint half the shape black. Let dry.

2. Use a piece of paper to mask off your great painting job so that it doesn't get dirty with the next step.

3. Add Matte-Medi-Yum with a brush in small areas at a time. Then add foil flakes to that area. (If you have never used foil flakes before, see how to apply it in this video here at minute 5:15).

DIY Photo and Message Board by @createoften for @heidiswapp

4. When the base is dry, place a drop of E6000 on the back of each clip and place it on the wooden shape. Lay flat to dry over night.

DIY Photo and Message Board by @createoften for @heidiswapp

Now it is time to hang your piece on the wall! Adhere a picture hanger on the back and hang.

DIY Photo and Message Board by @createoften for @heidiswapp

I just love the pop of color it gives my space and it will be a great place to hang photos, receipts, outgoing mail and more!


Have a favorite color? Replace the black with your color of choice! The gold will just accent the paint and make your favorite color POP!

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