Thursday, December 29, 2011

Let's Talk About Love...A DIY project

So I am jumping right on ahead to Valentine's Day....if Wal-Mart can put the candy out in December I can blog about it in December, right??

Really, I am just dreading the long days of January and want a little something to look forward to...you know, maybe a few decorations so that the hubby will be sure to remember to spoil me a bit ;)


For this little sign that is sure to find a place on my mantle just as soon as I can bring myself to take down the Christmas decorations...I used what I had and tried something new...

Here's what you will need:

a piece of wood
Mod Podge
scrapbook paper
acrylic pain


Cut the scrapbook paper to the size of your board, brush Mod Podge over the decorated side of the paper and place face down on the board....


It looks pretty boring now...but wait a few hours while it drys...then get your fingers wet and gently start to rub the paper...


Gently, gently....keep rubbing away the paper....


As you rub away the paper the Mod Podge magically keeps the image of the paper on your board...keep going until you have removed all of the paper....


No worries if you take away some of the paper...in the end it will still look really nice. I love how it looks like a painting when you are all finished, you can even see the wood grain shining through....

To add the painted lettering you can use this trace and transfer trick, it works like a charm!


What do you think?? It was the first time I did this trick with scrapbook paper...I really like the shabby sweet look it has...and it just sort of makes me smile when I look at it too...
Can't wait to get to eating all of those chocolates I'm sure to get from my Valentine ;)

(I just sent a link to this post to my hubby's e-mail...Hi Babe!)

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9 comments:

  1. I love it, I am going to have to try this! There's so much cool scrapbook paper out there, I can see this working for many projects!
    Debbie

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  2. I agree, this is a very versatile project. Not sure about the Valentine's in December, but what the heck right, lol.

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  3. Such a cute idea. I found an awesome piece of wood to hang above my bed and this might be the perfect way to decorate it. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  4. wow! i've never heard of this approach before! great tips!

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  5. I am amazed right now!!! I had no idea that you could put it on backwards and then rub it off and the design would stay put!!! I definitely want to try this for sure!!! Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesdays!!!

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  6. Huge hugs, Carmella. It is obvious that love lives here. :) Thanks for joining the LInk It Up Thursday party.

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  7. This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! I've been trying to figure out how to make a sign for our front door and this is the perfect solution! :-) I started last night. Does the type of Mod Podge matter? I see you used Matte. I tried it with Paper because that's what I had here. Any advice on this would be great! Thanks! Love your site and creativity!

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  8. I knew about this, but I never thought of using scrapbook paper! Thanks

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  9. Okay dumb question...and five years later(though I'm just now finding this through pintrest)...Does this work with all scrapbook paper? I've noticed some scrapbook paper looks like it has almost a decal layered on the paper while others look like the picture/graphic what-have-you is "inked" into the paper, if that makes sense. The latter type of paper, I wouldn't think would work, which is why I ask. This is such an awesome idea and I can't wait to try it!

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