Rustic chic altered burlap panel quick step-by-step

Hello, dear crafters

Hope you had a good weekend!

Burlap panels are the latest to hit the store— and burlap is also our theme for this month’s challenge. I have a step-by-step post for an altered 8×8 inch burlap panel for your today….hope it inspires you to join the challenge!

I love burlap because it fits rustic shabby themes perfectly and also because it adds amazing texture to a project. Here’s how I went about putting this quick layout together:

1. I started with an 8×8 inch burlap panel.

2. I gathered patterned paper, flowers, sentiments, chipboard pieces, and a sheet of burlap from the Little Birdie Shabby Chic burlap stack. The cool mint pattern paper is from the Little Birdie Chevron in Aquarelle stack. I picked this photograph of my husband and me to frame on this layout.

3. I trimmed the cardstock down to the desired size, traced circles on the burlap sheet and cut them out (they do not have to be perfect), picked doilies for layering, and chose the ornate frame out of the chipboard pieces I had prepped (I did not end up using the brick chipboard and the “Love” die-cut sentiment).

4. I used the flourish cake stencil to add texture (and the pop of bright white) using modelling paste.

There’s something about burlap+white! <3

5. Moving on, I started layering the doilies and burlap circles–added another piece of pattern paper (from the Jen Hadfield Homemade stack by Pebbles) to add a layer of white between the burlap circle and my cardstock.

6. It’s finally taking shape! I am moving these around to find the right placement. I still have to decide where the picture goes.

7. I’ve found my spot for the picture–layering the photomat with cardboard to give it the right dimension.

8. Placing flowers and other elements around the photomat to arrive at the right composition, and firing up the glue gun meanwhile!

The bit of teal ribbon, which I made into a bow, is from my stash. The flowers are from the Little Birdie Sparkle Flowers range in Ocean Mist (all supplies linked below).

For the sentiments, I used printed song lyrics mounted on cardboard–I inked the sentiment pieces and went around the edges of the cardboard with gesso to keep the brown from showing.

I did finish my layout with faux pearls from the store (linked below) and gems from an assortment pack of mixed media embellishments (in-store only) which I picked up at the Hyderabad store recently (If you think I am showing off already, I have barely gotten started! 😀 Hah!)

And there is my finished rustic chic burlap panel:

Thank you all for stopping by! Do leave your thoughts in comments below. I’d love to chat with you.

Happy crafting!
xoxo
Suchi

Supplies used:

BURLAP CANVAS PANEL 8X8 1PC
CHIPBOARDS SHAPES ORNATE ROUND FRAME 1PC PBCI
ARABELLA NATURAL AND CREAM 10PCS PBCI MIX MEDIA
Burlap Stack – Shabby Chic
MARGARITA OCEAN MIST 11PCS IB
BLANCHE OCEAN MIST 11PCS IB
SILICON LIQUID GLUE 100ML IB
CHEVRON IN AQUARELLE 12X12 INCH PAPER PACK 160GSM 12SHEET PB IB
JEN HADFIELD 12X12 INCH STACK PACK 732643 48SHT PE
PALETTE KNIFE NO.15 MCG0063 1PC PBCI MM
PAPER FLOWERS WHITE 10PCS IB
PEARL BEADS PLASTIC 6MM LT GREEN 20G IB
HOME DECOR CHALK PAINT SNOW 60ML BOTTLE

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