Saturday, February 5, 2011

Versatile Plaques - I love these!

I knew as soon as I saw this blog post with a wonderful tutorial from Whitney, that I HAD to make these cool plaques!  


I changed mine up a bit, I changed the color to Totten's Inlet (Valspar).  Instead of burlap I decided I wanted to be able to change mine up for the seasons or whatever, so I used my Cricut machine to cut out the HOME letters.  You can cut them out of vinyl but I used white contact paper. If you don't have a die cut machine you can find precut vinyl in many craft stores already cut out and your local scrapbook store probably has machines available to use for a small fee.  I  then airbrushed the white contact paper with E44 Clay and then used a thick coat of Mod Podge Matte as the glue and sprinkled Makeing Memories Brown glitter over the top.  I let them dry for about an hour before I peeled the backing off and placed them on the wood. 
Then because the backs were painted and looked bare I decided I wanted to be able to use them too so I was searching Martha's website and came across this and that was it!  Here is how that turned out.
Isn't that too cool!  I made the chalkboard paint the same color as the plaques and used colored chalk for the letters.  I can even make my own color of chalk to use on this too!  ( I haven't done that yet)  My biggest issue with this is that I went in thinking that I could draw or hand write on this side but I did not like my drawings or handwriting so... I used my handy dandy Cricut again and cut out the letters LOVE and then used the reverse of the cut outs as a mask for the letters.  I like how it turned out.
I would love to hear from you so please let me know what you think!

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9 comments:

  1. These are adorable! I love how you made them reversible with two separate sayings! Love it!

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  2. They look great!! Love that you can change them. I made something similar and added a photo of my boys. Great project. http://dandelionsanddustbunnies.blogspot.com/2011/01/photo-display.html

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  3. I featured you over @ Time to Shine: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/02/time-to-shine-features.html Feel free to grab a "featured" button!

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  4. visiting from Under the table and dreaming.... I read the Shanty sisters too and I just "Love" what you did with these! So perfect for V day:-)

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  5. Super Cute - I love the way you made them versatile. I actually saw that same post and would love to make some of these myself!

    I would love for you to come and share at my Fantastic Friday link party this Friday. http://ironvioletdesigns.blogspot.com

    Thanks

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  6. I featured this on a few of my favorite tutorials for the week
    http://modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com/2011/02/few-of-my-favorite-tutorials_668.html
    Love them, they are so cute!

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  7. Thanks for sharing these beauties at Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again today and share some more of your great ideas!

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  8. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

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