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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Let it Snow, Let it snow, Let it snow...

I have been busy, working away. My problem is that I cannot just do one project at a time. I start one and then get another idea and then another and another... and I start them all. So I have a million projects started and going at the same time and when I finally finish one, it is about time that I finish all of them up. So bear with me. I have a lot coming your way! Woo hoo!
This is just the beginning to many Wonderful projects to celebrate the season!

First I started by finding 5 frames I had lying around the house... I removed the glass and the backing of the frame. I sanded and painted the frames with Azure Blue Acrylic Paint.

I let that dry and then I took white acrylic paint and did some touchy here, touchy there dabbing on the parts of the frame I wanted to highlight.

On this frame, the trick is to use a small amount of white on the brush and lay it flat against the ridges of the wood and run it along the line. That way you get only the raised edges with paint. I love that there are some goofs on it too. Adds a nice touch I think... haha

I then printed out my Vinyl based on the sizes of the frames I had lying around. You can always go to the dollar store for cheap, but perfect frames as well if you do not have any lying around. I printed the vinyl out backwards so that when I applied it to the glass the vinyl would be on the inside of the frame.

This can be a tricky part of the process, but with transfer paper, it makes putting the letters in the right place Easy.
After The wood is painted and dry, and the vinyl is on the glass, reunite the two pieces and close all back staples on the frames. This gives it a little extra stability.

Now you take out the glue gun and just go along the edge of the glass and wood. Make sure that you do not go past the lip of the wood, otherwise you will be able to see the glue from the front side. If that accidentally happens, just wait until the glue dries, take a Razor blade or exacto knife and cut it off. Re-glue.

Now... The Best part... Hang it up and take a step back to admire and savor all of your hard work!


NOW The best part of all... I am Giving Away a set of the Vinyl letters so that some lucky someone out there can make their own!

Here's how it goes, oh man it is so easy... You'll love it!!

1) Follow My Blog!

2) Leave a comment, and a way for me to contact you so that I can get the goods to you!!
So easy...
And make sure to watch, because I am printing two sheets of vinyl with every project this season and will be having many a more giveaways. I am also researching selling some of the vinyl cutouts I make, and have made in the past. I need to know if there is any interest out there in some of the cutouts I have made. If so I will start to offer Vinyl Kits. Let me know! Oh this is so much fun!
Please send any questions or feedback to hollyaitken@gmail.com.
You are all the best!!!
Oh and by the way... Sorry, I am new to the whole giveaway thing a ding...
The giveaway will be closed on Monday the 23rd. So hurry fast!! I will announce the winner on Monday Afternoon!
I featured this craft on...
The DIY Show Off

6 comments:

The DIY Show Off said...

You're awesome! You know I'm a fan and follower. I love your projects. This is sooo pretty! :)

I wanted to tell you thanks for your votes too. You're the best!

Please enter me in the drawing!

Roeshel

Barbara Jean said...

cute idea.
giveaway closed?
just found you via diy.

blessings
barbara jean

Barbara Jean said...

me again

what kind of machine do you use on your letters?
I'm thinking of getting something to make words for signs.
takes too long to cut stencils any more.
too many other fun things to do. =0)

barbara jean

Its So Very Cheri said...

ANOTHER FABulous project--love it

Cheri

Josh and Alli said...

I just read through your blog...LOVE all your little projects-when it comes to being creative I definitely need someone else to do it for me :) You are amazingly creative!

~Alli

Pattie Donham Wilkinson said...

I am in LOVE with this frame project! That is soooo cute, and the color is so fresh. Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas...

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