Saturday, November 21, 2009

Crowning Glory Tutorial!!!!


I've been busy getting my craft on lately!

I recently made this little crown plaque that I'm calling "Crowning Glory."




I've received a lot of great feedback on it, so I thought I'd do my first tutorial for you.

I'm also linking up to Kimba's DIY Day... head over there and check things out!

I started with a piece of 1/4" mdf that the Prince cut for me into a 5" x 4" size, some fabulous black and cream harlequin scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby, and a small crown that I found at Michaels a while back.



I used Mod Podge and a sponge brush to apply the paper to the mdf. I know that everyone has their own tried and true methods with Mod Podge, but I find that what works best for me is to apply it in a very thin layer, put down the paper, flatten it out, and then just leave it alone to dry.

I spray painted the crown with Heirloom White, of course.



Once the crown was dry, I wanted to add a little antiqueing. I whipped out my Maple Stain and added some to the edges of the crown.

I added it a little heavy though (see pic below).



I wasn't happy with the amount of antiqueing, so I lightly sprayed more Heirloom White on the crown. This time I used a small paintbrush to added a little stain to the sanded edges of the crown, and quickly wiped it off. Much better now. I also added some stain to the edges of the plaque and wiped it off with a damp cloth to get the effect I wanted.



Tools of the trade- the maple stain that I found at Walmart, and of course Gorilla Glue to add the crown to the plaque.



The Prince drilled a couple of holes at the top, and I added some black ribbon to hang the plaque and TA DA!!!!



I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial and that you have a ton of fun trying it! Share this idea with your friends and if you do try it, let me know cuz I'd love to see the finished product!!!!

9 comments:

  1. That is so neat! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Love tutorials! I'll have to give this one a try.

    Nancy

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  2. Very nice. I think I will try one, I'll let ya know how it turns out!

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  3. Love this idea. I am thrilled when I find things that look great and look easy enough for me to do.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  4. Great project and thanks for the tutorial!

    Chelsea

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  5. Great project! May have to make me one too!

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  6. Love it! Thanks for the tutorial. If I can ever find harlequin paper here, I'd go wild with projects. Unfortunately, we don't have a Hobby Lobby here, and Michael's and Walmart don't have this pattern for some reason.

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