Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today with another off-the-page project for my Guest Design term. The summer months covers patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day and 4th of July. These occasions are often celebratory in nature, and I enjoy gathering with friends and family, decorating, sharing a meal, and all the entertainment that goes with it. I had a lot of fun adding stars and stripes to a hand grater to create a rustic décor piece that I will be able to display several times a year.
I used ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez, an ink formulated to color metal, to apply red, white, and blue sections of color to a grater. (Any paint or ink that will adhere to metal will work great here!) Once the ink was dry, I applied E-Z Stars to the blue portion of the grater. After the stars were in place, I sprinkled them with shimmery glitter.
Next, I hung the grater and filled the inside with white fabric flowers and a flag. I applied Adhesive Lines to the flower stems and the flag pole to secure the embellishments to the sides of the grater.
For me, the American flag is a symbol of pride, but also serves as a great reminder to pause and give thanks to those who have made sacrifices to secure our freedoms. I want to give special thanks to my fellow military families and friends for their service.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Supplies:
E-Z Stars Runner Refillable Dispenser
ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez (Pacific Ocean, Ruby Slipper, Snow Summit); Glitter (Donna Salazar Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust); Fabric Flower Stems; American Flag