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Other Products: White Cardstock, Waterbrush, Hot Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares, Dual Tip Glue Pen), Ink- Stampin' Up (Early Espresso, Crushed Curry) CTMH (Fern, Chocolate), Fantasia Watercolour Pencils (13,50), Natural Burlap String, Chameleon Markers (YL2, YG3, NU3), Foam Brush, DecoArt Paint- Multi-Surface Satin (Coffee Bean, Oyster Beige), Ruler, Sharpie (Brown), Tombow Dual Brush Markers (977, 942, 992, 158), Pine Board (1"x8"x6')

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Instructions: View a larger project image here. This is a project that can be done in stages. My first step was to prepare my board. I painted my pine board with 2 coats of beige paint and let dry completely. Using a ruler and a brown Sharpie, I then added the ruler markings. I started at 6", and went all of the way up the board. This allows the board to be mounted to a wall above any baseboard. Once the board markings are in place, I added the large numbers using stencils, brown paint and a foam stencil brush. Let dry completely. I then added the name using Sharpie freehand.

Stamp and die cut 12-15 large palm leaves. I added colour to these using ink and daubers. Stamp and die cut 6-8 small palm leaves. I added colour to these using Chameleon pens. I wanted the 2 sized leaves to have a bit of difference in colour. Shape your palms.

Stamp and die cut 6-8 of the floral clusters. I added colour to them using Chameleon pens. Shape the flowers. I added gold Prills to the middle of each flower using 3D Crystal Lacquer. Stamp and die cut 1 palm tree. I added colour to this using Chameleon pens. Shape the palms of the tree. Stamp and die cut 3 coconuts. I added colour using Chameleon pens. Shape and add foam tape to the back of each.

Stamp and die cut 1 of each of these monkeys: hanging banana monkey, cuddling monkeys, monkeys on vines, monkey on a swing, double hanging monkey and small monkey with hands up. I added colour to all of the monkeys using dual brush markers. I didn't do any shaping with my monkeys.

Using brown string I created multiple strings of vines. I simply tied knots about 1" apart. I started hot gluing embellishments to my board using the string vines first. I created 2 swags at the top of the board. Then added palm leaves and coconuts. I cut apart some of the flowers and added them throughout the palm leaves. I added the hanging banana monkey and the double hanging monkeys to this top cluster. One hanging from a palm leaf, and one hanging from the string. I also added a couple of coconuts into the palm leaf clusters.

The second cluster of embellishment falls just below the name on the board. I added the monkey in a vine swing hanging from the first letter of the name on the board. I added string vines coming from the number 5 over to the side of the board. I added the monkeys on vines just below this. I added a cluster of palm leaves up the side of the board, as well as flowers. Last but not least I added the small monkey and coconut in the middle of the palm cluster.

The third cluster of embellishments start with 2 swags of string vines. Then I added a cluster of palms with flowers in the middle. Add the cuddling monkeys using 3D foam tape and hot glue. Add the palm tree to the side of the cluster.

Created By: Tracy McLennon

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