Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Name Plaque

Good morning everyone!! I am slowly making progress on the boxes in my house... I pretty much have all the main living areas complete!! Now it is time to go shopping for some new furniture!! I love a good reason to shop!! Today is my day to be the guest designer on She's A Sassy Lady!! Since I have been busy with the move, I decided I would share a project with you that I did while I was staying with my parents before the move. My mom wanted to make a name placque for one of her friends so this is what we did!

We started by finding a 12x12 tile that was pretty neutral. Then I got out my Gypsy and designed the placque the way my mother wanted! (She's my mother... I have to do what she says!!)

Once we had decided on the sizes, I moved the pieces around on the mat so that they were grouped together to save paper. The last name and the corners were cut with the same cardstock. The large initial was cut with a patterned paper,
Once we laid the pieces on the tile to see how it looked, we decided that the "B" needed a little something to make it stand out on the tile. (We put newspaper behind the tile so it wouldn't scratch the table we were working on!)
So.... we decided to ink the edges of the "B"!
We laid it out again and liked the way it looked, so it was time to start glueing it down!
We started by brushing on some Mod Podge to the center of the tile using a foam brush. The key is to cover the surface without letting it get too thick and wet. If it gets too wet, the cardstock will start to buckle. Once the Mod Podge was on, we put the "B" on top.
While that was drying, we did the same thing with each of the corner pieces. We gave it a few minutes to dry, and then coated the entire tile with a new coat of Mod Podge.
We then followed the same procedure to add the entire last name over the initial.
Once the tile is dry, it is ready to display! It makes a great and inexpensive gift. I made several of these last year as gifts and had many requests to make more!

I hope you learned something new today! Thanks for stopping by!!
Barb  :)


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Glad your getting settled! Really nice project!

Jenny said...

So sweet, love it!! Looks great :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

I've been meaning to make one of these. Glad you're getting settled. We will have to exchange phone numbers when things slow down for you!

Sandi Clarkson said...

I've been meaning to make one of these. Glad you're getting settled. We will have to exchange phone numbers when things slow down for you!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Love it! Very nice idea to make as presents.... thanks for sharing!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great gift idea and it looks like even I can do this. TFS

all the days of our life said...

Love it. Great Tutorial also, looks easy yet so classy. Glad you are getting settled in.

Jamie Lane Designs said...

Great project!!

Dawnll said...

What a fun gift!
Glad your unpacking is going well.

Pat said...

Glad your getting settled. Love the tile!

Jocelyn said...

What a Fabulous turned out Perfect!!!

Thanks for sharing the how to!!!

So glad you are getting unpacked...and YAY shopping for new furniture...HOW FUN IS THAT!!!

Have a great one!!!

Angi Barrs said...

What a great project. This is great home decor too!

Audrey Frelx said...

Barb, great job!!!

Would love to have you visit me when you get an opportunity!!!

Fern said...

Barb, this is a beautiful gift.... What a fun project do with your mother... So glad that you're getting settled in.. Hope you didn't get any tornadoes out of Tropical Storm Hermine.... I didn't realize exactly where you were until you posted you address over at Sketches In Thyme... That's were my DH's bother and his wife lived for a few years before returning to Tulsa.... Small world!! Hugs!!!!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Beautiful tile - I love this project!

Kim H said...

Thats tile! I am so amazed right now! How cool is that! Thanks for a great idea. So glad to hear you are settled... don't worry about the garage. Aren't parents wonderful!
Kim H

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