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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Reindeer Board

I made this fun reindeer board last week.  I really love it!
It's really heavy and large.
The board is a 24"x24" of MDF.
I painted it with Americana Napa Red first, then using vinyl as a stencil, I painted the deer Americana Snow White.  I sanded the edges and lightly across the top of the board, and that is it.

Super quick project!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Sign

I made this last year and ran out of time to post it.  The vinyl design is from My Vinyl Designer.
They have so many fantastic designs on their site.

It is made on a 1x12x18" board.
I used Americana's white paint and Napa Red
and then inked the edges.

It was a super quick project, I love those kind!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

O Holy Night Sign

 This is also a project from last year that I wasn't able to post until now.  My good friend Holly cut this vinyl project for me.  I just love it!  She has a silhouette machine and this is something from that.  I'm so thankful for her and her willingness to help me out after she made a sign for her home and I caught craft envy!!  Thanks!  You're the best!
The board is a 1x12x26" piece of white wood.  I painted the entire board Americana Napa Red.  Put down the vinyl as a stencil and painted white.  Then pulled the vinyl off and this is what you get!  So easy and I just love it!  Thanks again Holly for helping me out!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Noel Sign

 This is a project from Christmas of last year.  I never got around to doing a post on it because all 5 of my kids got sick with various things the 2 weeks leading up to Christmas and then the week of Christmas, all 7 of us got the flu from hell that everyone seemed to be getting in 2012.  It felt like the plague had come to town.  
So after Christmas I thought, gosh, I just don't want to post Christmas after Christmas, so I decided to save it for this year, and counted myself really really ahead of the game.  Hehe.

This Noel project turned out cute in the end, but boy, was I really mad at it for quite awhile.  There is a complete and ultimate FAIL on the opposite side of the board.  We had stained the board a pretty brown color, put a vinyl Noel over it, then painted black over that, then a crackle glaze, and then white on top of that.  The glaze gooped and lumped and didn't go very well at all.  I was so sad.  Thank heavens for the backside of boards.  Hehe.

So I flipped it over, painted the entire thing white, then put on the Noel vinyl again and painted one million coats of red glitter paint.  I learned a lesson doing this.  It would have gone so much faster if I had put down a red base coat first.  Next time!

The board is a 1x12x24 piece of white wood. (really inexpensive wood)
Then just white paint.
The glitter paint I used is called Folkart Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and the color was Red.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Reindeer Board

I made this last year, and didn't get the chance to post it before Christmas.  Along with 3 other crafts.  So I saved them for this year to post about because I thought it felt weird to post Christmas things just before Valentine's Day.  :)
The design is from Chatty Walls.
It turned out so cute!

What you need to make it is
2x10x24 board
White Paint
Black Paint
Red Glitter Paint
Black ink for the edges
& the vinyl, which we used as a stencil.

I painted the board white.  After it dries, put the vinyl stencil on.
Then paint the lettering whatever you want, I did black and then red glitter on the reindeer and O in Rudolph.    So easy!