It was fun to help with the product development of the new Modern Plaques. They are modern, but with a vintage touch that makes them very on-trend. There are 6 shapes available in 2 sizes of each. The Plaques are approx. 9 x 12” and the smaller Thin Plaques are approx. 5 x 7”. What has been even better is to create designs using both sizes and finding that stacking them is terrific!
As I said before, I like to have everything ready when I begin putting a project together. I wanted to cut paper to go onto the Medallion Thin Plaque and was having trouble getting the shape just right. Lucky me……I have access to our graphic designer, Sara, who could resize the shape for me. Now you have the shape ready to print or trace onto your paper…and we’re all lucky! Just cut the paper out and you’ll be ready to go.
The Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are great to use. We found them a couple of years ago and haven’t stopped using them. In the past, I would seal any wood project before painting on it. Glimmer Mists can be sprayed, or misted, directly onto the raw wood with no wood sealer necessary. In fact, they work best when the wood isn’t sealed – that sure saves a lot of time and they are so easy to use. Just shake the bottle from side-to-side to get the glimmery, shimmery stuff all mixed up in the bottle. Make sure you cover your work surface so that the mist doesn’t get anywhere you don’t want it. Spray the entire Medallion Plaque with Mallard Glimmer Mist.
Use a large flat brush to paint the Medallion Thin Plaque with DecoArt® Americana® Hauser Medium Green. Once it is dry, you’re ready to decoupage the cut paper onto the Thin Plaque with Mod Podge®, Matte.
Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the paper, flip it over and press it into place on the Plaque with your fingers, smoothing the paper out. You don’t need to wait for it to dry to apply another coat of Mod Podge to the top of the paper. After that dries, apply one more coat over the entire top of the Thin Plaque. Even though I used a matte version of the Mod Podge, it is a little shiny and looks great next to the Glimmer Mists on the large Plaque.
Apply a heavy coat of Mod Podge to the back of the Thin Plaque to adhere it to the top of the large Medallion Plaque. The Mod Podge works as a glue. Press the Thin Plaque in place and press again to secure it. Let it dry thoroughly.
The chipboard letters I used have a sticky back. Peel the back off and press onto the Thin Plaque.
I thought you might like to see the other Modern Plaque that we placed on the label. It’s a Monogram Plaque. It was so simple to create. Just basecoat with paint, mount a favorite photo onto decorative paper and add paper flowers under the photo.