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wall placques

wall placques

These are some plaques I made a couple of years ago. Because I was a very novice blogger at that time, it didn’t occur to me to take “process” pictures. The words I chose are from Psalm 46:10, one of, if not my all-time, favorite Bible verses. I am not a “still” person inside or out so I need this reminder often. But I think I can explain how I did it. It wasn’t complicated.

First of all, l I had my husband (yes, I could’ve done it myself but he insisted) cut two twelve inch squares of Luan plywood. We have a table saw so that made it easy. I don’t think a jig saw would work. If you don’t have a saw I know that Home Depot will cut it.

Next, I painted the plywood black (on both sides). I glued on a twelve inch square of scrapbook paper on one side of each panel. I used a glue stick as using a liquid-type glue would have made the paper wrinkle. At this point, I added picture hangers on the back using very small nails as the plywood is quite thin.

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wall placque

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I adhered stick-on letters onto two eight inch square artist’s canvas. I used a credit card to smooth out the edges of each letter and make them stick better. Oops. I forgot I drew lines to keep everything straight. Then I spray painted black over ALL the canvas, making sure I got the edges as well. At this point it looks like a solid black canvas.

After the paint was dry, I carefully pulled off each letter to reveal the white canvas underneath.You might have to use a single-edged razor blade or some such other tool to get each letter started to peel off. Do this carefully so you don’t cut the canvas. I had to use a small brush to paint some of the edges smooth as the letters don’t peel off perfectly no matter how much you try. You could try a black marker as well.

 

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You have to get right on top of the canvas to see the imperfection of the edges. Also, the dot on the “i” is a tiny stick on jewel from the scrapbook section of Jo Ann’s.

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wall placque/diy

Next I hot-glued the canvas onto the plywood. Before that I dry fitted the canvas on the panel and penciled around each corner once I was sure they absoutely perfectly placed. I knew once I hot-glued them on I couldn’t move them without ripping the paper. Anyway, pretty simply, huh?

If you decide to do this though, make sure your husband or you take into account the width of the saw blade you are using. Otherewise, your wood pieces will be a tad too small and then you will have to trim your paper. Not a big deal, though. Just be sure they are not too big though because then you will have to paint a border. Oh, forgot to mention, I left out the word “and” and “that” simply because I didn’t have enough room.  I actually think I like remembering this verse better this way.

Sounds a little more commanding,