DIY state wall art tutorial, Embossing on wood using glue, Minnesota map

DIY state wall art tutorial, Embossing on wood using glue, Minnesota map


hello friends thanks for stopping by
today I’m Smitha Katti I blog at www.smilingcolors.com you can also find me on
Instagram as @theshinynest in this tutorial today we’ll be learning how to
make our own DIY state wall art this is a really fun craft something you can
finish with in 15 minutes and it’s so satisfying to make before I start the
tutorial I’m going to quickly apologize for not being here on YouTube for the
past couple of weeks this weekend the Pinot’s conference was
in Minnesota and I just presented my first class there and the weeks before
that I was just preparing and ordering and prepping for kids it was so much fun
I enjoyed it I also was so inspired by all the wooden signs that I saw at the
show there were all kinds of signs and States shapes with quotes and I thought
to myself how can I make this once I get home so here’s what you’ll need to make
this along with me I have a seven by seven inch wood frame here this is
basswood but you could easily use any kind of wood plank that you buy in a
hardware store you can use a sign if you have it or you can also use a canvas for
this you’ll also need an outline of your state I am creating a Minnesota State
Art and I printed and resized this in Photoshop so that it fits inside my
frame you can also use a quote here if you want to or maybe put something like
sisters so this is something you can customize very easily to suit you I’m
using the tombow mono multi liquid glue today this is amazing because it stays
tacky and that is extremely important when you want to emboss with to emboss
I’m using a black embossing powder by Nuvo you can use any embossing powder
you have but just make sure it is a fine embossing powder if you use a thicker
embossing powder you’ll lose all of the fine details next you’ll also need two
paintbrushes I’m using some inexpensive paintbrushes I probably lend up throwing
these you need a fine delicate paintbrush to do all of the outlining
and you also need a bigger broader paintbrush to dust off all the excess
embossing powder finally you’ll also need a pencil I’m using a dark HB pencil
for this and you’ll also need a heat gun or a heat tool to melt the embossing
powder and I which one I used towards the end of this
video okay the first thing to do is trim off excess around your map flip it over
and then scribble on the back of it using your pencil I’m holding my pencil
at an angle and I can kind of seen the outline of the state still and I’m just
making sure I’m covering all of the outline and scribbling around it and the
pencil will help us transfer the outline onto the wood okay now I’m gonna place
my map right side up and I need to Center this into the frame but what I do
is I’m just using my paintbrush as a guide and kind of making sure that the
same amount of space is there all around the map between the frame what I mean is
the same amount of space is there between the frame and the map all around
on all four sides you can also now tape this onto the wood if you need to but
I’m just gonna hold it and quickly trace over the lines I’m using the same pencil
just use a pen or a pencil that sharp and go over the lines carefully and when
you lift the paper up you will see that the design has been transferred onto the
wood it may not be dark it might be just light but that’s all we need for this
project okay now it’s time to add the glue I squirted some of the glue into
the center of the map shape and then using my fine paintbrush this is a zero
zero size paint brush I’m carefully starting to paint the outline a couple
of things to keep in mind here is that you want to paint her outline to cover
the entire pencil line go a little bit beyond the pencil line if you need to
but make sure you’re covering the line completely so that none of it will show
up at the end of your emboss here another tip here is that while you’re
painting this you can go slow there’s no need to hurry
because this will will stay tacky it will not dry and harden up on us and
that’s why it’s really easy to use with embossing powder so I’m just taking my
time here first I did the entire outline of the state and then using the same
paint brush I kind of spread the glue inside it you can of course switch to a
bigger paintbrush to spread the glue inside but I just used the same paint
brush and it worked fine for me you just want to make sure that you have the
entire area covered completely with the glue
and now that you see the glue is kind of turned transparent and this is a good
thing this means the glue is not really liquid
it’s kind of tacky and now it’s time to pour the embossing powder pour the
embossing powder generously all over and then move the frame so that all of the
glue is completely covered by the embossing powder and then tap the frame
to shake off all of the excess tap it a couple of times gently just to check off
all the excess and voila you can already see the state shape so
to the right of my state shape you can see the sticker mark there because I
think that was where the product description and the pricing of this of
this wooden frame was so I can knock off all of the embossing powder using my dry
paintbrush very easily now this step is actually the most
important step you want to use a dry paintbrush and dust off all of the
excess embossing powder so this step is what you want to take your time with
make sure all of the corners of the frame are clean make sure there is no
excess embossing powder lingering anywhere take your time here because
once the embossing powder is on the glue we are no hurry to melt it we can melt
it now or even ten minutes later it won’t make any difference but you don’t
want any embossing powder sticking to where it doesn’t belong because that
will also melt and that will make your frame look untidy I am NOT ready to
emboss I’m using a heat gun some people call this an embossing gun you can use a
heat tool you can also try melting embossing powder with a hairdryer but
this is the heat gun that I’m having and I’ll actually leave links to the
products I’ve used in the description box if you want to find them yourselves
but you want to that the heat can heat up nicely before you bring it to your
project so I let it run on the side for about two to three minutes and then I
bring it to my project and I keep moving it you may not see the embossing powder
melt immediately but keep moving the gun back and forth and don’t let the gun
stay in one place for too long if you hold the gun in one place for too long
the glue beneath kind of bubbles up and that doesn’t look nice
so what you want to do is move the heat gun over the same area if you want to
continuously up and down back and forth until the whole thing melts and to be
honest this is my favorite part of this craft just sitting here watching
embossing powder melt there’s something so satisfying watching all of that
powder becoming too liquid and it’s so beautiful if by any chance you have a
you have little gaps or have some areas where the embossing powder hasn’t
completely covered you can pour more embossing powder over the melted min
boxing powder while it’s still hot and then reheat it but mine actually covered
everything completely and I was very happy at how this looked so when I tilt
the frame here you can kind of see where everything is melted and I actually have
a couple of spots where I didn’t melt completely so what I did was after I
turned off my gun I went back I turned it back on and I went in and carefully
melted all those areas so I’m really happy with the way this
turned out it took me about 15 minutes to make this even while filming the
video so I’m sure you’re gonna enjoy making this craft I think this would be
the perfect craft to make with a bunch of friends pull out a couple of
different colors of embossing powders and I mean gold would look really
beautiful on wood or if you have a darker stained wood some white embossing
powder will turn out beautiful as well so let me know if you create something
using this tutorial and leave me a comment below if you like this so thank
you so much for spending some crafting time with me today friends you can find
the supplies used in today’s video in the description box below make sure you
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