Stationery - Chiswick

PoP Painted Christmas Decor | a Slice of wood

Posted on 29 Nov 2016

Today I am sharing a quick Christmas Decor idea with you. The latest thing you can find next to the road are these slices of wood, basically trees
cut into slices in different sizes and widths. For weeks I have imagined one of those slices decorated, and finally I got around to buying one to decorate.
detail1I simply love how it turned out – the perfect element to decorate our home for the holidays. The mix between old and new,
rustic and modern creates something really unique and original, and easy to make at home.

Here’s how I created it…
step 1 – Select the colour of paint you want to paint your decor element.
I simply wiped the slice of wood down with a damp cloth to prepare it. I tried peeling the bark off of the sides, but it is rather stubborn.
step 2 – Paint a circle freehand using your PoP paint. I left a border of wood visible around the edge.
step 3 – I used my Silhouette to die cut a reindeer image out of vinyl. Make sure that the it will fit onto the painted circle.
step 4 – Add transfer tape to the front of the vinyl cut and burnish it using your bone folder.
step 5 – Position the image onto your painted circle.
step5step 6 – Burnish the image using your bone-folder and then carefully peel the transfer tape. Make sure that the image stays behind.
step 7 – Seal the vinyl using a varnish made for wood. The varnish will seal in the vinyl image and leave a beautiful finishing.

The texture of the wood under the paint creates a beautiful interest to an otherwise smooth and silky finish.
With this idea you can create beautiful gifts, handmade coasters using thin wood slices, wall hangings and small tree elements.
The possibilities are endless.
Products used:
POP Paint 290ml-Signal pp0301
the perfect red for all those festive home decor projects.
Until next time happy painting!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.