Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

To Create a Vintage-decoupage-wood-sign

The women of Hammer Like a girl show you this awesome vintage FOOD decoupage wood sign for your kitchen or home decor.
here at Hammer Like A girl, we eat similar to the old type, old magazines, and we like to. It is this combination that inspired us to be a “vintage” decoupage plate in the kitchen was. It’s a simple project with big impact.
Decoupage wood sign
you need:

Old magazine/book that you are ok with cutting
piece of the substrate (we used chipboard cut to 21″ x 10.5″)
Mod smorgasbord of Satin
Brayer
foam brush
Computer/printer
paper cutter or X-Acto knife
wood trim frame (we used old garden stakes)
Old tape measure (optional)
Good adhesive (we like E-6000)
hand saw to cut the frame and the clamping plates
- Sand paper
blocks

you choose to create the graphics & preparation of the Board:
First of all, from an interesting background paper. We wanted a vintage feel and love the look of the big black letters over the top of the small text.
Old magazines and books are perfect and have a great yellowed/aged quality. (I also liked the fact that the woman looks on the cover, a bit like my grandmother.)
Make sure whatever you choose, busy isn’t, or it interferes with their big word.
next find/cut a piece of wood that is used to decoupage the pages to be. We used an old piece of chipboard and cut with a hand saw it to the right size – about 10.5″ x 21″.
Carefully remove the pages from the magazine and cut the pages so that they fit through the printer. Old books/magazines are fragile, so the page is more stable and prevents it from jamming in your printer, glue the leading (lower) edge on a piece of paper.
3 individual pages in the computer (we have Adobe InDesign, but any graphics program will work) and the size of the letters, so they are as large as possible. You print each letter on a separate magazine page. Be careful of the tape peeled off when it passes through the printer.
Trim (with a paper cutter or X-Acto) to cut the excess paper around the edges of each page so that the pages fit on the board.<> the Layout of the pages on the board, overlapping br edges.
Mod Podging the pages:
Apply Mod-hodgepodge with a foam brush on the Board.
Work, one page at a time, apply Mod smorgasbord on the back of the page, and then carefully place the page on the Board.
are you Using a brayer, press the page down on the Board. We covered the top of the page with Mod hodgepodge at first, but it works better to wait until the page is dry before Mod Podging the top.
to Continue Mod Podging and the rest of the Boards/pages, and align the edges to the Board of Directors and the overlap of the inside edges as you go.
According to your decoupage characters completely dries (about 4 hours), apply one last layer of Mod smorgasbord of over the top with a foam brush.
Let it dry for about 4 hours. If you would like to “textured” look instead of brush strokes, apply a last layer of Mod-pick-and-mix with the foam brush and then with a brayer to roll easily over the surface.
embellishment (optional):
If you would like more decorations, cut a metal tape measure to the length of the Board.
affix the tape to the surface with E-6000 glue. the framework for your Decoupage characters:
-Cut frame pieces to size.
Sand.
to Use E-6000 glue frame pieces to the sides of the clamping plates. Terminals instead.
Wait 24 hours before removing the clamps.
That’s it – a simple way to add a graphic message to your house.
This project would be easy to modify and to adjust:

you are Using your child’s name to a sign for your room
you Use the word “KEY”, add some hooks and hang it on the door-to-door
Instead of using a piece of wood for the substrate you could have an existing tray or framed picture

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