At the end of the school year I knew I wanted to give something special to my youngest daughter's teacher. I had a balsa wood apple tray in my craft room and knew that it would be perfect for her. I decided to use some of the wonderful pattern papers by Lilian Ellaboudy Design:
I printed the faux wood in a wonderful yellow and used it for the base of the frame, the apple base is from the Turquoise set, and the leaf/stem is from Boho Flowers. Once I printed the papers I added them to the balsa pieces using Mod Podge and trimmed them close once it was dry. I then used ink to highlight the edges of the apple. I then sponged white paint to add texture to the faux wood paper and think it looks awesome. I used a buttercreme paint to paint the outside of the frame. The teachers name was spelled out using thickers.
Her teacher loved it...and I actually hated to part with it once it was done... be sure to check out all the amazing pattern papers that Lilian Ellaboudy has in her store...you won't be disappointed!!