Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wine Plaque with Creative Paperclay®

Good morning, Brenda here again and welcome to another project using Creative Paperclay®.  I love recreating things I see in the stores for a fraction of the cost and today I am here to show you how you can make your own signs.  I am slowly turning my dining room into a "wine" motif.  I love wine and thought I'd like to have a wine room.  I then need to have a sign for my "wine" room and here is how I started. 
For Christmas I received this awesome vanity mirror and the box it came in was so super sturdy I threw it into my "recycle" room.  Yes, I have a room dedicated to recylceable crap as hubby calls it.  I might have a small problem...

I cut the cardboard down to the size I wanted my plaque to be and cut two pieces of it. 
Then I mod podged those two pieces together and held them in place with some clothespins to dry. 
It only takes a few minutes to completely dry.    
If you were here in the beginning of the month I had my February tip and that's when I told you you could cover most anything with paperclay and didn't even need to use any bonding stuff.  I am here to show you how to do that.
I rolled my paperclay fairly thin and just wrapped it around the cardboard pieces.  Make sure to get the corners good.  You can always add a bit of clay to the backside if needed. 
This is how it looks all wrapped up. 
Then I used my brick embossing folder and just layed it on top of the paperclay wrapped cardboard and pressed ever so gently.  You can using a rolling pin for this also. 
and here is my embossed plaque,  make sure you let it dry completely.  This took about 24 hours to dry. 
Then I painted it with red acrylic paint, but it was too red for me. 
I watered down some brown acrylic paint and painted, wiped,  
painted, wiped until I got the affect I was looking for. 
I used an emery board and distressed the plaque a bit more.  I was going for that weathered look. 
Then I cut the words Cheer up a little out of some chipboard using my cricut and laid that upon my plaque 
to use as a stencil and 
using white acrylic paint I stenciled those words. 
Pretty cool so far, huh? 
I got the word Wine and a tiny cork screw out of vinyl also using my cricut and attached them to the plaque.
I also used some tiny clothespins and painted them brown to use as wine glass charms so everyone knows whose glass is theirs.

I cut some tiny "wine bottles" out of reddish cardstock and glued them to the front of the clothespins and just attached them to the plaque with some hot glue 
added some beaded wine charms that I also made and voila 
 I am so very happy with the way this turned out.  I've seen plaques in the stores for as little as $5 to as much as $30 and this project not only didn't hardly cost me any money, but I made it my OWN.

Thank you so much for coming by today and checking out my Creative Paperclay® project and I hope to see you again real soon.  As always, have a great day and God Bless.

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