Table Top Quilt Sign

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Quilt Sign Angled copy

I have never actually made a quilt- but I love the way that they look! I adore textiles and their unique patterns and colors. When I received the Ann Butler inks, paints and stamps I was really excited to make a “quilt like” project. There are several quilt makers in the Walnut Hollow office and I created this project for them! It would make a great addition to any quilter’s studio, sewing room or crafting space!

I started out with Walnut Hollow’s 5″ Wooden Letters and a 23″ Wide Name Signboard. I sprayed a base coat of Krylon ColorMaster White Primer.

1 Spray Wood White

I painted the edges of each letter using a different color of Earth Safe Finishes Ann Butler Designs Iridescents. The colors are bold and go on very smooth. They have a subtle shine that really enhanced the appearance of the paint when I applied it over the white base coat. It took 2 coats of each color to get a nice vivid hue.

2 Pick Colors for Painting

3 Paint Edges

4 Edges with Paint Color

When the Earth Safe Finishes Ann Butler Designs Iridescents was dry I picked out all of the 2″ square Ann Butler Designs Unity Stamps. I practiced stamping them with the Clearsnap® ColorBox® Crafter’s by Ann Butler. Once I was comfortable with the stamps and ink, I used random squares stamps to stamp onto my letters. I used all of the colors of the Clearsnap® ColorBox® Crafter’s by Ann Butler to create a “quilt like” pattern on all of my letters.

6 Start Stamping

7 Stamping

When my letters were all stamped I dried the ink with a heat gun.

8 Set Ink with Heat Gun

To prepare the base I taped off the top edge and pained the surface with Americana Chalkboard Paint. Apply using the manufacturers instructions.

5 Tape off edge of Plaque

I used a chalk ink marker to add some “stitching” to the chalkboard base.

8.5 Chalkboard

I arranged my letters where I wanted them on my Wide Name Signboard and marked the space with white chalk.

11 Mark Chalkboard

10 Adhere Letters

I used Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs to attach the letters to the base. The tabs are very strong and hold the letters on very well.

9 Arrange on Chalkboard


Quilt Sign

I love the way the sign turned out… now I just need to start quilting! 🙂

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Personalized Rustic Country

finished pieceWhile designing projects for our Rustic Pallet Program, I found the fabulous Graphic 45 French Country paper.

I’m such a big fan of Graphic 45 and love the unmatched beauty in the wonderfully designed papers – regardless of the program theme.

I also wanted a personalized project so I added one of our new 5” letters to the Rustic Pallet, 11.5” x 11”


Using the 12 x 12 French Country paper pad, I chose the paper filled with Sunflowers for the background. I cut 4 strips 2 3/8” x 11 ½ to attach to each of the wood strips. This particular Rustic Pallet piece is really rustic/rough so I used Tombow’s MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the paper to the wood. After the paper was in place, I used a brayer to make sure it was really secure.

The Bon Appetit paper in the French Country Collection was cut to make small fruit tags attached to Canvas Corp burlap tags.

small tags

The burlap adds more texture to the project, which I was looking for. I cut the paper 2” x 3” to fit the ready-made 2 3/8” x 3 1/2” burlap tag.  I adhered each of the fruit tags to the piece using Tombow’s Power Adhesive Tabs which worked great. I found a large rooster on the A La Carte paper in the Collection.

large tag

I cut the rooster paper 3 7/8” x 5 7/8” to fit a piece of foam board cut 4” x 6”. I mounted the rooster paper on the foam board because I wanted different layers as well as textures. Again, I used the Power Tabs to adhere the foam board to the piece. If you have a Creative Versa-Tool or a HotKnife Tool from Walnut Hollow, it sure makes cutting the foam core board a lot easier. Just let the heat from the Tool slice through the foam board like butter!

painted H

I painted the “H” on the top surface only with one coat of DecoArt® Americana® Cranberry Wine. Once it was dry, I sanded it back around the edges for a  worn look. Then I used the Power Tabs to adhere it to the top left of the Rustic Pallet piece.

screw eye

The last step is to attach thick rope to the back of the piece for hanging. I used 2 large screw eyes on each side of the top wood brace. After putting the rope through one side, tie a large knot,  then do the same on the other side, cutting the rope so the piece hangs as you want it to.

This mixed media project would make a nice addition to a group of items to display on a wall, or to hang alone.