Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vintage Style Name Plaque

     Well I told you I have been busy lately and this one of the reasons why. My youngest grand daughter is 18 months so it's beyond time to add her name plaque to her room. First of all I covered an 11" x 14" canvas with torn paper for the background that is glued with a gel medium. Next the edges and background were inked with Rangers distress ink. The name letters were cut using Base Camp. The "C" is cut @ 3'' whereas the other letters are cut @ 2 3/4" including the shadows.
     I cut out a floral flourish (say that 3 x fast, lol) and covered with the gel medium again. Once it was dry I added Rangers liquid pearls in platinum and also added a few pearl gems to give it some dimension. The leaves are from a stash that I have that I just sprayed with some smootch spritz. The flowers are by Recollections that is a great brand @ Michaels. The center flower is a sequin from Creative Charms.
     The paper I used is from my favorite company: K & Company the Peabody Scrap Pad. This also included some tags for embellishing so I made good use of them. One of the tags has her full name and birth information. The other tag has printed the info about the Saint she is named after. (Patron Saint of Music and Musicians).  These were also embellished with the liquid pearls.
     The small flowers to "dot: the :i: is cut from ProvoCraft Mothers' Day Bouquet @ 3/4" and also has a pearl for the center. Finally I used a Martha Stewart ribbon to go around the outside edge.
     As a final touch I even backed the canvas. This is so simple yet really finishes the piece off. All you do is cut a piece of kraft paper slightly larger than the canvas. Adhere the paper to the canvas with any type of glue. I love Arlene's Quick Tack. before it dries mist with water. This ensures a nice tight bond. When completely dry, trim with an exacto knife or scissors. Add tooth hangers and you are ready to hang the masterpiece! I am going to add a ribbon hanger to the back so this little girl has her own name plaque.


Audrey Frelx said...

Mary, the name plate came out beautiful!!! I love anything vintage and/or victorian looking, and you did a great job on the vintage look!

Too bad your grand daughter isn't old enough yet to really appreciate it -- but I'm sure mom will...lol!!!

Christine said...

this is marvelous its so perfect you are a mix media queen.