Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wicked Sign

When I saw this project by Becca Glos, Meridian Craft Warehouse Employee Design Team Contest Winner, I was so impressed that she didn't use any patterned paper in this entire project! She just has a good time creating an awesome distressed look that I asked her to share with us today!

Wicked Sign @craftsavvy #craftwarehouse #wicked #halloween #diy #sign


6   NST-190 plaques
Delta Acrylic Paint:  Charcoal, Rain Grey, Black, White and Gecko
Delta Crackle Medium
½” Flat Brush for Acrylic
Paper Accents Block Style lowercase chipboard letters
Paper Accents black chipboard shapes:  Witches Hat and Bat
Bazzill Purple 12x12 Cardstock – 1 sheet
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frames 3 die set
Darice Damask Embossing Folder
Doodlebug Sequins:  Limeade and Lilac
Skinny Stripes Shoe Laces (black and white) or other  ¼” Ribbon
Tim Holtz Ideaology hinges, 2 packages
E6000 black glue
Mod Podge Matte finish
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad  Black Soot and foam applicator tool
Tombow Hook and Loop fasteners
SCH-247  3” unfinished wood block


1.    Paint plaques with Charcoal paint, let dry. Then apply a coat of crackle medium. When the crackle medium is tacky apply Rain Grey paint. It will start to crackle as it starts to dry.  Lastly, paint the edges of the plaques with Black paint using little paint on the brush and applying quickly and kinda messy.  Place plaques on their sides so holes are facing each other (1/2, 3/4, 5/5)

2.    Using 4” frame die from the Nesting Frames set, cut 6 pieces from purple card stock. Emboss them with damask embossing folder.  Distress the edges with foam applicator tool and Black Soot distress ink pad.  Center them on plaques and adhere with Mod Podge.

3.    Paint chipboard letters with a coat of white paint before applying the 2 coats of Gecko green.  This will make the gecko green brighter.

4.    Use Glossy Accents to adhere limeade sequins to letters, adding more at the bottom and less as you work your way up. Apply lilac sequins to the black hat and two each for both bats for eyes.

5.    Glue letters and chipboard shapes to plaques with E6000.

6.    Lace shoe strings/ribbon through the holes of plaques 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and glue to the back with E6000.  Glue hinges to the front of plaques 2/3 and 4/5 using the black E6000, leaving about ¼” space in between plaques.  Let dry thoroughly.

7.    Paint blocks black and add Tombow hook/ loop fasteners to help keep plaques standing up.

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