Saturday, January 21, 2012

Say It With Letter's You & Me So Happy Together w/ a Tutorial

Are you thinking of Valentine's Day?? If not then you need to.....it is less than 24 days away...and you know how fast that will come!! So start thinking of that special one......by making them this wonderful MDF cut-out of You & Me found at Say It With Letter's Etsy Store I have these sitting above my bed which is a brand new painted headboard that my husband made and is so beautiful. Just perfect! I love how they turned out....I cut the little couple out with the Silhouette SD and the tiny heart. The tutorial below will explain some of the easy steps to create this same look. Photoshop brushes used to edit picture.

Photo 1 Gather supplies, I used Wilton parchment paper to keep the gel medium from sticking, you could use your craft mat or wax paper. Golden Gel Medium, Tim Holtz tissue paper (ok I'm lovin that stuff) once again Thanks to Tim and Idea-ology. I also used a cheap black tissue paper found from Wal-Mart just to add texture under the paint this was used on the &
Photo 2 Using the Tim Holt tissue wrap begin placing the Golden Gel medium down than adding the tissue paper, cover again with gel medium...I am using the matte gel medium you can use gloss or whatever you like.
Photo 3 I found it easier to cut the whole amount of tissue paper out to cover each letter, then wrapped and cut excess, you will need to coats of tissue paper for the light colored papers. The black covered in one coat.
Photo 4 You can use small pieces to cover any missing spots.

Photo 1 Here the & is covered with the black tissue paper, since it was so dull looking but added great texture Photo 2 I then added a coat of Tattered Angels Glam Glitter Paint in Stiletto this stuff is great if you haven't tried it...you should. It coats great and dries quick and covers well.

Photo1 Here while the Glam was still wet I sprinkled silver hearts just to add that "Bling"  Photo2 Now take the music covered letters outside and spray the Krylon Webbing Spray in Silver (this needs a well ventilated area) This stuff is fabulous....it makes the coolest texture and is so easy to use just make sure you are at least 8-10 inches away from your item you are spraying. I have used this in Halloween cards...etc.

You can see here is where I added all the little embellies....of your choice. I cut the SO HAPPY TOGETHER from the Silhouette SD. To make the glitter paper I use regular smooth white cardstock spray with Krylon Super Qucik Spray adhesive then sprinkle on ultra fine silver glitter, allow to dry then sprinkle off excess glitter.

The little couple and heart were also cut from the Silhouette SD

You & Me

These ready to craft letters are available at Say It With Letters you will find wonderful shapes for any and all arts and crafts. These make awesome mosaic bases.....so go check it out! Also please check out all the inspiration offered at the Say It With Letters Blog

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, it is raining here.....the boys are not so happy about that but I told them it would be a great day to catch up on their school projects. Have a good one! Hugs to all, Dawn Gallop

4 comments:

LaurieStar said...

Hi Dawn -

Thanks so much for popping by my blog the other day. I'm so glad you are enjoying the keychain!
Your blog is awesome - I love the letters you did for SIWL. Great tutorial! :)

Raechelle said...

These are beautiful, Dawn! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I see some products that I have never heard of, yet need to try now. lol

deb said...

I love these glam letters, Dawn!! :) Great tutorial too. xo

Brenda said...

wow how amazing....you are sooo talented!!!
hugs
Brenda

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