Thursday, July 14, 2016

At least they'll fill a spot.

This plaque almost hit the garbage. I started by stenciling the deer and tree trunks and it just kept getting worse from there.  The paint was too thin and it ran under the stencil. Then I tried sanding and unfortunately the tree shows through the deer now. Then when I went to do a top coat of mod podge to seal it the ink in the deer ran. I decided to dab brown all over with a sponge and try to camouflage the whole mess. I wouldn't buy it but maybe someone would. The "clean your room" is a magnet. I glued a magnet to the wood that will hold interchangeable chore magnets that I found at the dollar store.

The back of the plaque holds the additional chore magnets

This one I stamped the saying on muslin, glued it to cardstock then glued that to the blue paper. I broke a crayon and glued that on. I liked the idea but it just looks too plain. 


  1. The magnet plaque is a brilliant idea!! A plaque with a really fun practical use. Love the blue color and crayon on the last one.

  2. Some like the 'plain' and un-embellished, so maybe ...just perhaps, it may sell and surprise you.

    I like the DEER the best.

  3. I love the magnet one. I remember when my son was still living here and I could have put all those magnets on the front. Just saying.

    Have a fabulous day Ann. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

  4. The chores one is a fab idea - I prefer bright colors so the brown doesn't appeal to me personally but I bet other folks will like it a lot. Clever idea (and useful). I can't decide about the crayon one - I like the colors and I like the mixed media plaques but ye, something is a bit off. (Do you 'stamp' one letter at a time, or do you have entire words - as always I am fascinated by the techniques you use.)

  5. i like the finished buck, would not have known how it looked if you did not tell us.. i like the broken crayon to, it says the truth, bet someone buys both of these

  6. What a great idea to use magnets! It'd be great for magnets with fun sayings shared among couples too. Not with the deer of course but hearts or something.

  7. Love reading your blog, thanks for the share!

  8. That's a very clever idea.


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