Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A SIGN CAN GIVE US DIRECTION, LEAD US TO A PLACE OR EVENT, MAKE A BOLD STATEMENT, MAKE US NOSTALGIC OR MAKE US LAUGH. IT CAN INSPIRE US, REMIND US AND ENCOURAGE US.
I was so happy that "signs' won for this weeks theme on Funky Junk Interior's Saturday Night Special. Last week, after reading Donna's tutorial on making old signs, I made this .
I had so much fun, I couldn't stop there. So...I made this...
and this.....design credit goes to My Vinyl designer for this one
and this.....this one didn't get distressed cuz my sander went on the blitz. I also can't take credit for this design as the file was puchased and then a very kind graphic designer converted it for me so it would be compatible with my software.
Sanders working again and I was able to complete the last important couple of steps!
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Posted by Kathy at 2:12 PM
Saturday, October 23, 2010
After making several signs and only doing a small amount of distressing, I decided to try something different. Donna, from Funky Junk Interior did a tutorial on how she makes old signs. You can see her's here. I had to give it a try. The base coat of paint looks blue, but it is gray paint I made by mixing black and white. Lesson 1: it doesn't take much black paint to make gray(the color in the picture actually looks blue). I didn't completely cover the surface. Then I came back with a haphazard coat of Barn Red, again not completely covering the surface. I stenciled the design on and then attacked it with my palm sander. It looks okay from a distance so I think for awhile it will reside on top of my kitchen cabinets.
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Posted by Kathy at 5:15 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend! This is a picture frame I did for Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special. This is just a very inexpensive picture frame from a dollar store. I simply removed the back and mat, cut the vinyl design in mirror image to apply to the back of the frame. I glued the glass into the frame. I added a few crystals to the front for a little bling. The picture is.....
well far from good, but since I haven't posted anything in a few weeks wanted to get this on.
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Posted by Kathy at 7:13 PM