Friday, 22 February 2013

Finished sign!

So the sign is finally finished - here's a close up. I painted this with Pebeo acrylic paint, then stamped with Versamark using an old Elusive Images set, and embossed with WOW Pearl gold sparkle and Metallic Copper Sparkle - these are the most beautiful glitter embossing powders! I then added a few Kanban die cut butterflies I've been saving, they inspired the colour scheme of blue & copper :-)



A few people have mentioned that they have MDF projects so here's my tips from getting it wrong and then learning to do it right lol ! -

  • Sand the MDF before you start - pay particular attention to edges to get a smooth surface. Please make sure you sand in a well ventilated place, preferably outside, and wear a mask as MDF dust is toxic!
  • Seal the sanded MDF by painting with a 50/50 mix of PVA Glue & water - leave to dry
  • Paint with several thin coats of acrylic paint until you achieve the required depth of colour


And it's finally in pride of place on my door :-)



So I have a few chores to finish this morning, then I have the rest of the day to myself - crafty heaven :-)

Thanks for stopping by

Debs

2 comments:

  1. Brilliant Debs - such a lovely result! I think my sign just says 'Create' - now I need to find one saying 'Havoc' to go with it and then I'll follow your instructions. Thanks so much!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. The sign is just beautiful! The butterflies are a lovely touch.

    Lauren x

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