Thursday, November 20, 2008
Here is my countdown to Christmas, I used an oval plaque from the craft store and wooden ovals, the edge is painted with crackle paint-this was my first experience with that. It was a bit of a pain the wood had to be sanded, sealed then painted. The oval is about 20x12 so I had to use two sheets of DSP to cover the front. The edge of the oval is beveled so I couldn't trace it-I rubbed a lead pencil around the curves to make a line to cut-then made a rough cut, pasted the paper down the used a craft knife to remove the overage. I then sanded and distress the edge. The little dots in the vinyl didn't stick to the backing and I had to pick each one off the transfer paper-ugh! the black stand is from that giant store that has every thing and was $3.89 or so. This is an amazing project much cuter in person, it did add up to be about $45.00 to make. The plaque was about 11.80 with coupon, decor element 24.95, paint, sealer, paper, little ovals were 3.25. I still have to make the rest of the numbers-so I had better finish this!