Wednesday, November 4, 2009

F-A-M-I-L-Y letters

I was so excited to learn how to make these and even MORE excited to realize that it was SO EASY!!  To start out you just need to choose 6 coordnating papers.  I think it works best to have them have a design on them.  Then you trace your letters (oh.. sorry...yes you will need letters...) 

Just pretend my letter isn't already painted on... I didn't have my camera when I first started.  Make sure you trace it right so that your paper will face the right direction.  If you are going to do your paper face up like I did, then have your letter right side up as well.  Then comes the paint! 
As you can see I just painted the back and sides.  The front will be covered with paper so you don't need to waste your time or paint on that.  I just used brown acrylic paint but you could also use black, cream, or hot pink if you wanted! :)
While I waited for my paint to dry I cut out my paper letters. 
Then once your paint has dried, you will need this:
Mod Podge the front (un-painted side)
Then put your paper on.  Once you put it on just make sure the wood is covered, if your paper is overlapping a little- don't worry, you will sand it off anyways.  Then your letters will be like this:
Then, you will need your Mod Podge again.  Paint over the top of your paper.  (no I am not left handed, I was just trying to take a picture of myself...not so easy...)
Then you will need to sand it.  This part actually took me the longest.  I didn't cut my paper perfect so I sanded off the extra (or trimmed off what was really bad) and then sanded the edges a little.
Then you can embellish it as you please.  Here is mine... (I haven't gotten to the embellishing part yet.)



I love these! WE're going to do them in the spring for our craft the night away.

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