Welcome Mixed Media Sign with Electro-Pop Neons
by Heather Collins
I sold real estate for 6 years. When a house would sell I would give the family a gift. One of my favorite items was to give them a “Welcome Pineapple”. The symbol of the pineapple is one of friendship, hospitality, and status. This is the perfect housewarming gift for the new family. When my family moved to our second home we were even gifted with one too. It is cherished to this day in my living room, to welcome people into our home.
To start this project I took a wooden backer and added Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment Archanis. Then using the Brutus Monroe Neon Aqua Pigment collection I colored the pineapple. I sprinkled some ultra fine glitter on both pieces and let dry. For the ‘Welcome’ banner I embossed in Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder Gilded.
After this was all dry I applied Rina K Designs Neon Glitz Glitter Gels: Screaming Green, Poppin’ Pink, Orange Glow, and Hello Yellow. Pretty much I just eyeballed where I thought it should go. I mainly put in the corners of the squares on the pineapple. Adding several colors in some of the squares. But for the green, I just added highlighting the stalks of the top of the pineapple. You have to let it all dry overnight.
I fussy cut and layered stalks on the top of the pineapple both in Rina K Designs Enamels Transfer Sheets – “Screaming Green” and the Rina K Designs Neon Flock Sheets: “Screaming Green” attaching using the medium-sized iCraft Zots.
To finish the piece off I die cut out Rina K Designs Neon Flock Sheets: Screaming Green, Poppin’ Pink, Orange Glow and layered on top of the green stalks. To attach everything I used the mixed media adhesive. Again I let naturally dry. I did put down some weight overnight so it would have a good tight bond. I can’t wait to give as a housewarming gift to someone special.
Welcome Pineapple Products Used:
Rina K Designs Neon Glitz Glitter Gels – Screaming Green, Poppin’ Pink, Orange Glow, and Hello Yellow
Rina K Designs Enamels Transfer Sheets – Screamin’ Green
Rina K Designs Neon Flock Sheets – Screaming Green, Poppin’ Pink, Orange Glow
iCraft Zots: Medium