One More Plaque

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Jun 132018
 

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Plaque

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Previously I’ve shown you some plaques I’d decorated. One with a G on for me, one with an H on for my mother, one with a W for one nephew and one with an I for another nephew for when they come and stay in the spare room.

Well my youngest sister also comes to stay, and that means I had to decorate a plaque with an M on it for her when she comes.

No more M plaques were available from C&C where I’d bought the G, W and I ones from, so the M came from the same location as my mother’s H, and I requested it already painted purple.  The plaque was also from the same pack of plaques I’d got to make Mam’s one.

I started by painting the whole plaque with white gesso.

I printed out a purple shade from the Dragons Lair Designs Essential Plains digital downloads, trimmed it, and stuck it to the center of the plaque.

Next the letter was stuck on.

My sister had talked about how she was learning to crochet simple flowers to make a picture to hang up in her home, so I thought that it would be a nice touch to make crochet flowers to decorate her plaque, rather than paper flowers as I’d used on my plaque and Mam’s one.

No particular pattern or colour flowers, just making random ones in random colours, some out of leftover yarn from the end of crocheting the two blankets that were not long enough to complete another row – I thought this would be a nice touch to bring the colours of the room through to the door plaque.

I also crocheted some leaves.

Lately I’ve been trying to learn how to make some Teneriffe Lace motiffs so I thought it would be nice to add what I’ve created so far into the mix – one flower and three butterflies.

Not the easiest things for me to make with the problems in my hands, but every piece is small, made on a small paddle shaped frame, and, as you are only working with one piece of lace yarn with everything knotted off as you go along, it is something that is easy to put down every few knots and pick up hours later when I’m able, without risking looseing everything and being forced to start again.

Not made a lot so far, but I’m quite pleased with what I’ve created.

After collecting everything, I stuck the paper to the plaque and used glue gel to attached the letter raised up a bit.

I then played around with placing the embelishments in lots of different places on the plaques and taking photos. I also decided to add some beads to the flower centeres.

This is the layout I decided on after showing the pictures to my mother and having a bit of a discussion.

I then used pinflair glue gel to attach everything in place as close as I could to the layout above. I finished off by attaching wire to hang it.

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Now I’m on a roll, any ideas of what to put on plaques for other doors in the house? Somebody has suggested a knife fork and spoon for the kitchen door.  Then there’s the bathroom, sitting room, and study. Hmm! I need to get my thinking cap on, though they may well be projects for later in the year when the weather turns too cold for sitting out the garden pottering. At the moment I have far too many projects part done that I need to be getting on with when it’s too wet for the garden.

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Some More Plaques

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Jun 052018
 

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Plaques

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Earlier this year I showed you two plaques I’d decorated. One with a G on for me, and one with an H on for my mother.

Now that the spare room is nearly finished I thought it would be nice to decorate some plaques to go on that bedroom door. I thought that, as the room now has bunk beds it would be nice to make them with hanging wires that meant that they could be hung one on top of the other depending on who had which bunk at any particular visit.

As it will mostly be used by my two youngest nephews that meant I’d need a W and an I plaque. There was still those letters available as “Anna Marie Designs MDF Plaque and Letter” when I ordered, though I notice that now there are even fewer letters still left.

Both nephews are very similar in some ways but very different in others. I wanted there to be something in common between the plaques and some things completely different.

I decided that the papers used cover the plaques and letters would be the consistant thing between them.

I got some wood design back ground papers and some yellow American crafts papers and covered the main plaque for one and the letter for the other in the wood paper, and then did the opposite for the other. For the W I used some brown ink around the edges of the yellow to give it a more vintage look. I used Pinflair bookbinding glue throught the project.

I then got three more colours of American Crafts cardstocks and used a Kit N Caboodle Circle Cutter to cut a variety of size and colours of circles.

Then it was simply a case of sticking the circles randomly over the yellow background plaque and sticking the letters in place on both plaques.

I then used some beading wire held in place using beads and crimps to enable me to hang them at the required height, each plaque having the ability to be hung at two different heights.

Here’s the I one.

For the W plaque I asked my nephew whether he would like to make a 3D print of something on his 3D printer to decorate it.

I’m still waiting for him to decide what he wants on his plaque, but in the meantime this is what it looks like now.

I’ll blog another picture once he’s decided what’s to go on the plaque with the W. I’ve also told the other nephew he can choose anything he wants to add to his plaque as well.

And here are both hanging together on the door of the spare room.

I is on the top bunk anytime they stay over during June, then W gets the top bunk any time they stay over in July – provided nobody else, such as my youngest sister, is staying over, in which case she can choose whether to go for the bunks or pull out sofa bed.

The plaque to hang on the spare room door when she’s staying is a work in progress. Keep an eye out for a blog post about that creation in a week or so.

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