Rustic Shield Plaque

Created by Sara Shirman for Walnut Hollow.

We are SO excited to team up with Tombow for another blog hop! Tombow adhesives are great for all types of projects and they stick especially well to our wood surfaces! Tombow carries a wide variety of products from double sided adhesive tabs/runners and liquid glue to artist pens and pencils. We can’t get enough of their products! Today is the second day of our blog hop- so come back tomorrow for more projects!


Be sure to visit all the blogs today and leave comments for your chance to win some great prizes!  One lucky winner will win this amazing prize package with products from TombowUSA and Walnut Hollow! Winners will be chosen from comments throughout the week, so make sure you check back daily to increase your chances of winning!  Also, please make sure you have popped on over to Facebook and “liked” each of the company pages ( Tombow / Walnut Hollow ), because really, what’s not to like?!

Prize Package includes:

1 – Tombow Power Tab 52135
1 – Tombow Foam Tab 52129
1 – XTREME Adhesive 62127
1 – Card Box 1704OP
1 – Shield Plaque 38824
1 – Rectangular Serving Tray 24648

Shield Plaque

I LOVE Tombow products so I was really excited to get another opportunity to Blog Hop with them! I decided to create a rustic wall piece using the Walnut Hollow Shield Plaque.

I started out by sanding the wood with a hand sander. I base coated the Shield Plaque with Americana Chalky finish paint in “Timeless”- a light cream color. Using a 1″ wide flat paint brush I brushed on the Chalky Finish paint. One coat covers the wood nicely and the paint dries with a matte finish. The chalky finish gives a nice shabby chic feel to the project. Once the first layer was dry, I took a bar of clear wax and rubbed it on the plaque. I went over random areas of the surface.


I then covered the main flat surface (not the edge) of the plaque with Americana Chalky finish paint in “Vintage”. I used a wide flat brush and pulled the paint towards me, lightly brushing it over the ridges on the side of the plaque. (Not covering the whole edge). This gave it a vintage feel.


Once that coat was dry, I sanded back the places that I had rubbed the wax on. The blue paint came off easily revealing the “Timeless” coat underneath.

I printed my Deer Silhouette and backed it with card stock. I used scissors to cut out the shape. The edges of my deer silhouette were white because of the thick card stock backing. I rubbed some ink along the side of the deer to darken the edges of the paper. I then planned out where I wanted all of the embellishments on my plaque.


I used Tombow Power Tabs to stick my Doily to the center of the plaque.


I used Tombow Foam tabs to adhere the Silhouette. The Foam tabs are VERY sticky and provided some lift and dimension to the Deer Silhouette. They come with 2 sizes. I used the larger ones on the body of the deer and the smaller ones on the antlers.



I used more Power Tabs to put the beautiful Prima Flowers on the plaque. I cut the power tabs into quarters and randomly added buttons to the bottom of the shield plaque.




This project was really easy to make! It would make the perfect addition to shabby chic mantel or a vintage floral room.

 Now that you have seen my Rustic Shield Plaque, be sure to check out of all of today’s posts!


Saturday’s Posts:

Tombow Blog:

Sara Shirman – <– you are here

Jennie Garcia:


In case you missed them, here are Friday’s Posts:

Chris Wallace –

Tombow Blog:

Debbie Fisher:

Melissa Cash:

Modern Plaque Chalkboard Hanger

Final ChalkboardImage




I designed this Modern Plaque Chalkboard project for Walnut Hollow’s Make-and-Take at CHA back in January. It was a big hit! I will share pictures from our booth at the end of the post. This project was really easy to make. I started by sanding the Thin Modern Plaque and spray painting it with Krylon Spray Paint. I used Ballet Slipper on half of the plaques and Catalina Mist on the other half.

I conditioned chalkboard paper with the regular chalk and wiped off the excess with a paper towel. Then I cut the paper to fit onto the modern plaque (about 3″ x 5″) in the center of the plaque. I glued it down using a Tombow Stamp Runner.


I added the trim around the chalkboard- cutting it down using the edges of the chalkboard as a guide for the length needed. I glued down the trim using Beacon Gem-Tac Adhesive. It will dry clear!


Once the Chalkboard Paper and Trim were in Place I was ready to add the floral and button embellishments! I used Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs to attach the Prima flowers and the Buttons Galore and More buttons to opposite corners of the chalkboard.



To write my message on the chalkboard, I first drew it out with some white chalk. It comes off easier than the Chalk ink because it does not need water. Then I traced over the design with the chalk ink pen.



Finally I added a screw hook. The basswood is soft- you can just push the screw into the wood then turn. It will go in easily.

Here are some finished pieces from our CHA booth!


Last week we went to Madison Mingle in Madison, Wisconsin to show the participants how to make the same project! It was really fun to work with card makers- and we got to make some cards too!



Now go forth and make your chalkboard!