Succulents- Love Grows Here

Love Grows Here

Finally! Finally, I made not one but two projects using the
Love Grows Here chalk transfer. When I first got it, I wasn't sure what I wanted to make with it and it sat. Then I just decided to just make something! I had an extra 10 x 20 art canvas that I though would make a good surface. I aged the canvas using clear and dark Annie Sloan wax. I take a cheap brush and brush the wax on the canvas. I do the clear first otherwise the dark would be too saturated. Then I lightly brush on the dark wax in a back and forth motion. Once I have the look I want, I buff it off. Oh, I also use an antique white stain, just wiping that on here and there. It is a quick and easy way to change it from that stark white. I wanted a simple color scheme so for the first project I used Navy Chalkology Paste, various green pastes and a touch of Currant Jam for the succulents. The funny thing is for the planter on the right, I used a Custard (a cream color) paste blended with the navy and turned blue. I absolutely adored how it turned out and wanted to make something else. 

On my team page there is an incentive contest to use our
brand new Hanging Banners. I have lacked inspiration but after doing the canvas, inspiration struck. For this one I wanted to go with a modern color scheme. I used Black and Shimmer Copper Couture Ink along with various colors of greens, accents of School Bus Yellow, Elephant Gray and Currant Jam Chalkology Pastes. Prior to placing the succulents in the planters, I heat set the ink. Side bar, I scored on Prime Day and got a Cricut Easy Press for $99.00. Love Prime Day! I didn't want to use the Love Grows Here wording for this project. I was going for that clean, modern look with some boho flair. So, I combined wording from two different chalk transfers to ink out the "Happiness is Wild & Free". Well, this one is my favorite! I love the clean and organized look to it. 

I am not even close to being done with this transfer! I have a few other projects in mind. Plus, my oldest daughter is obsessed with succulents and will try to take these. Which one is your favorite of the two? 

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