Summer is Better in Flip Flops

Hi everyone, we all know that Summer is better in flip flops.  I'm on the Proxxon blog with a new project featuring flip flops, the best Summer accessory.  With so many Proxxon tools available to use, this project came together quickly.

I drew the flip flops on a wood panel, being sure they were joined in one spot.

Using the Scroll Saw, I cut around the pattern.

I used the Bench Drill Press to create the holes for the twine.

The Disc Sander was used to sand the rough edges.

Then I used the Delta Sander to sand down the edges that the Disc Sander couldn't reach.  This is a great sander.  The design allows you to get into the smallest of spaces.

Now the design was ready, I painted it with Plaid Folk Art paint in Pale Yellow.

Once dry, I used a stencil with Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in Tangelo.

I wanted some more texture and dimension so I placed a floral stencil from The Crafter's Workshop on the flip flops and used modeling paste.

Once the modeling paste had dried, I replaced the stencil and spritzed it with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lilac Posies - love this color!

Nothing screams beach like sand and sea shells so I created sea shells from Makin's White Clay and a push mold, then added them to the flip flops surrounded by mini art stones and string.   I used Mod Podge Spray on Adhesive to adhere these elements and added a sprtiz over them to seal them.   Finally, I used a small Adventure stencil from The Crafter's Workshop with modeling paste above the shells and some dew drops from The Robin's Nest about the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.


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