|I don't know why there's a curved corner. Maybe I had something draped on the couch, whatever.|
foam paint brush
Mod Podge or other decoupage medium
picture to use
As an thrifter, I spent a ridic amount of time sorting through the piles and racks of various Goodwills, etc. I founds these two little wooden wall plaques taped together for $.99 and took 'em home figuring that I'd find a use for them.
I decided the wood was a little dark for a black and white design, so I did what I end up doing with most of my crafts: I painted it green. I love greeeeen. I like turquoise, aqua, jade, mint, avocado, and emerald. I'm like Rolling Stones with my stuff "I see a wood thing and I want to paint it green..." (Look it up, kids.) I think this color is called moss green.
Once the paint was dry, I positioned my little cutouts where I wanted them to go, then took them off. Using my foam brush, I covered the green painted top of the plaque in a layer of Mod Podge, then quickly slapped my little cut up book page onto it, pressing it flat. (Dang, is this tutorial easy enough, or should I slow it down?) I let it dry like that for just a couple minutes, before adding the top layer of Mod Podge over the whole thing. If you're doing it right, your project should look like the image was practically painted right onto the wood and not like you glued it on.
Mod Podge Rocks blog http://modpodgerocksblog.com/ is the expert on this, and she has tons of tips and ideas, so you might wanna check that out.
Those were my first easy-ass wall plaques, and I've repeated the project several times. Those little things are really easy to find and mad cheap at thrift stores. For some reason usually have prints of Hummel figures on them which you just make disappear behind paint I know I made my high school bff some that are remarkably similar to these because she is an actual scientist. I just threw some together over the weekend, so I can cover up some wall space in my kitchen.
|That picture quality is terrible. But look, it's a stove and a fridge 'cuz it's for the kitchen!|
|I used pictures from this awesome book.|