This is my best time to write. I'm a morning person anyway!
So, I just hit them up with a hammer and another piece of wood.
I wanted a bit of an aged look, so I painted the edges black
with some acrylic paint I had.
Definitely coming along... :)
Next on the list, was to use my FAVORITE spray paint in the world!!!
This is an older picture, I really don't care what primer I use...
But the Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X is the BEST!
I can only find it at Home Depot.
I never have to use more than 2 coats.
Plus, Heirloom White is the perfect white! L-O-V-E!
Ok, Lori, get back in the game!
Here's a little rabbit trail... You all talk to yourself, right? I mean, I do it all the time. I figured it's normal. Yes, I also answer myself too. Well, at least I only do it in the privacy of my own home. It would be a little weird, if I started this up, in say... Walmart.
Haha! It might actually be acceptable there....hahaha. Ok. I'm done. :)
Look how great these came out!!
I already sanded the edges and I love how the black came through.
It did just what I wanted. Yay!
Now to work on the pictures.
Next, I traced the shape of the plaque onto the copy.
Then I just cut it out.
So, here we go! I just went for it. Didn't put a lot of thought into how I was going to glue them down. I slapped on a bunch of glue, and layed the picture down. It wouldn't move to adjust and it had all kinds of bubbles.
It looked awful!
So, I ripped it off before it dried.
Baby girl's came out pretty good! I took more time. I put a bit of glue on the wood and smoothed it out, then lifted the picture and added a little more, and so on til finished. It worked SO MUCH better.
The second one came out even better! See!
After I glued them down, I painted Mod Podge all over the top.
It was weird, I guess because it was paper, the color started to bleed a bit.
I did 2 coats. Baby girl's bled a bit more. I started to do it quicker on baby boy's. After it was all dry, I sanded the edges to complete the look. You can see the difference it makes.
There are done! Except for hanging them. I thought they would look precious to hang them with some ivory ribbon.
Omg! Precious!! I still can't believe that these beautiful babies are now 22 and almost 20! Life is flying by! I haven't hung any pictures, yet. I'm still working on more frames for the "gallery wall". I can't wait for this wall to be complete.
I'm loving the process though!
Oh, and for those that have been waiting for the nail update...
That's coming next!