After painting one tray with chalkboard paint here, I decided to try something different with this one.
I started with a coat of plastic primer and then a coat of Heirloom White paint, a crafting favorite. I’m not sure if it was the two types of paint or something else but I got lots of crackling in the paint.
The parts that didn’t initially crackle only needed another shot of paint and they crackled before my eyes. I usually like a bit of crackling in my paint finishes and this one delivered.
I ended up with this.
Live well, Laugh often, Love much.
I would love to say I painted these or even that I cut them from vinyl with a machine but none of that for me. I used these.
Stickers from the dollar store.
I picked them up this summer and they have been hanging around just waiting for the perfect project. I think this is it.
I would like to say my initial plan was to have the words in this random, ok crooked, pattern but I didn’t. I thought I was smart and started with the ‘u’ from Laugh, centering it but it ended up crooked. I thought I could reposition it but when I tried it started to pull of the paint. So much for plastic primer.
So random, not straight letters for this project.
I love the little hearts that came with the set.
I had some silver glaze that I was using on some other projects and used a little bit to try to highlight the crackling in the paint.
Subtle but I like it.
Like the chalkboard I’m not sure where else to put it so for now it is in the corner that is still decorated for Valentines day.
Serving tray $1.49
Plastic Primer craft supply
White paint craft supply
Glaze craft supply
Total cost: $2.49 plus a few craft supplies
Not bad for what will probably end up a wall plaque when I find the perfect spot, and way to hang it. I’m leaning towards a bit of wire and good old fashion duck tape to fashion a hanger but I haven’t decided for certain yet. That seems like a pretty simple way to make a hanger on the back.
Now just to decide where to hang it.
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The paint crackling and bubbling seems like it's from cold weather, or the tray not being washed first?ReplyDelete
BUT, it turned out fabulous! Dollar store stickers? I never find them there.
way to go.
I have a plate I want to do this with. I wondered what to do it with. Now I know! Crooked gives it character.ReplyDelete
Aw cute!! I just made a Live Laugh Love craft too so this caught my eye :)http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/live-laugh-love-canvases.htmlReplyDelete
This is so cute, I love that you were thrifty, too! :-) (found you at Hope Studios) ~LoriReplyDelete
I bought this to put on the wall of my craft room! Same ones from dollar store - I thought they were such a great find and deal, weren't they? I have been working on re-doing my craft room all weekend, you can see that here:ReplyDelete
I can't wait to put up my wall words with a bunch of shabby chic pics all around it!
I love them on the tray too - SO cute!