Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cameo Plate: DIY

I am currently in the process of collecting plates for a plate wall. I was inspired by Prudent Baby's Vintage Plate Cameo tutorial to add a personal touch to the plate wall!

1. I started with a plain plate that I already had, but was not using. 


2. I printed out a profile shot of Dmitri (my ink is running low, hence the funny color. But that is unimportant!.)


3. I carefully cut out the profile picture.


4. I traced the profile picture onto scrapbook paper of my choice and cut it out (in this case, dark brown paper). 

 

5. Here is the finished result! You can secure it and gloss it with Modge Podge. Although, I used Gel Medium since that is what I had on hand.

Total cost: $0. <---love that!
Total Time: less than 15 minutes!

I can't wait to complete my plate wall. Have you found any great places to buy plates?

I love how her patterned plate turned out:

image via Prudent Baby

7 comments:

Rory said...

That is seriously cool!

Gina @ Temporary Nest said...

what a cute idea! I've been dying to make a matted one to hang up! :) Great job!

coolkids said...

OMG! I love this idea. I think goodwill is always an awesome place to look for plates.

Lauren Elizabeth said...

super cute! you are so crafty! I love how you can just spit out something and it turn out so wonderful! I would have a mess up or two ;)

Jessica said...

Just stumbled upon your blog...yay for feminist housewives everywhere! Lovin' the cameo plate you made...and the idea of your plate wall. Can't wait to see how it turns out! And congrats on Boy #2. I'm a mama of two rascally boys, and love, love, love it! :)

hclairec said...

I love this idea! My girls are grown, but I am going to go through my old photos to find a picture that will work!

Bromeliad said...

A great do-able project. I hooked you up to my blog party.