October 7, 2013

it's a sign... Crafty Secrets Linky Party.

Hello there!
Another new month is upon us and over at the Crafty Secrets Blog we're inviting you once again to join our linky party. All you have to do is link up a project using CS products for you chance to win. every entrant will get a $6 gift certificate to use at the Crafty Vintage Girl store and the winner will get a $50 GC!!

This month I'm using a digital stamp to make a sign for my pantry. I've used the Sweet Stuff stamp set today. I started out with a old, weathered piece of board and sanded it down then painted it white.. I used more of a whitewash to let the wood show through.

After my board was painted white I used freeze paper to print the digital stamp. I used the mirror image and instead of playing around with resizing I just used the  settings in my printer window. You can print the image to fit 3 pages which made mine just the right size for my board.

 Just a note regarding the freezer paper printing. Don't use econo or fast print. The ink will dry too fast. Be careful taking it from the printer as well. As soon as it's done printing position it above your board *without* touching the paper to the board. Once you are satisfied place it down gently and using a flat edge(I used the side of my bone folder) rub the ink onto the board. Essentially you are making a giant rub on. To give myself more time I only added one sheet of paper to the printer at a time so it would prompt for more paper.

 This is what it will look like after rubbing the ink off the paper. I then used a sharpie to darken lines before painting.

Black sharpies can be your best friend.. used black acrylic paint to go over the letters and fill in the shadows. After painting I sanded over the letters to give a more aged look... my sign went a little wonky but I love the overall look over my pantry door:

 Be sure to link up your creations and check out the rest of the CS ladies:

Vicki Chrisman (Team Leader)

Michele Kovack

Darlene Pavlick

Melissa Bove

Sheila Rumney

Kathy Clement

Elizabeth Lincoln  

Happy Fall Y'all!


  1. This looks fabulous!! I like to use Decal paper ... It gives a great result too

  2. HOLY SMOKES! What an amazing project ... looks AWESOME!! Well done! Thanks so much for sharing the details ... I would have never thought to do that! A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!

  3. Wow Rebekah - I can't believe our little groceries stamp can digitally be made large enough to trace on the wood over your door! That is my favorite thing about digital - everything is larger and you can re-size stuff. Great tutorial!


  4. I love Sharpies - thanks for another great way to use them.

  5. Whoa!!! That looks awesome! Amazing! Now THATS a project to show off! Well done!

  6. Wow, what a gorgeous project you've created - and thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  7. Wow! That is so clever! I really love the look of the finished product. Thanks for a great step by step!


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