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!!!!