Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I’d rather be in Paris

It’s Tuesday and I have yet another sign for ya.   My daughter is very into “Paris” right now, so I wanted to make a fun Paris sign for her room.   I didn’t say anything to her and she didn’t see me making it, I just put it in her room to surprise her.  She was very excited when she spotted it. 

I'd rather be in Paris

I tried a new technique with this sign that I am sure I will be using again.  I printed the saying out in reverse onto printer paper using a laser printer.  I then used a heat transfer tool to transfer the image.  It was a bit scary at first because I wasn’t at all sure of what I was doing.  I burnt the edge in the upper right corner, if you look closely you can see the little brown spot.  I actually liked the old, vintage look it gave it, but I don’t think I was supposed to do that. :)  The paper stuck like crazy and I was about to scrap the whole idea, but then I sprayed it with water and rubbed the paper off and it was perfect.  I really loved that it also peeled a little of the paint away and left it looking distressed.  I will definitely be trying to perfect this technique. I'd rather be in Paris

To make this I used the fonts Emily’s Candy and Feel Script.  The swirly images are from Jodie Lee’s Vintage Brush Club 3.

I have been on an organizing frenzy the last few days.  I have so many projects I want to get finished before the summer comes to a close.  I need to get the school room updated and reorganized, but first things first, I am working on my craft room.  My craft room and the school room are side by side, so they usually get organized together.  I love that they flow into each other and I can craft while my kids do their schoolwork.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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4 comments:

Teresa Arsenault said...

You are so clever ... and brave. What a lovely surprise for your daughter. It's gorgeous.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Jennifer said...

This sign is astounding! I love the fonts you used and the fact that it naturally distressed for you! Such a delight for your daughter to discover this gem in her room!
yes, school time is coming quickly isn't it! Wow, to have your school room and craft area together is wonderful! I think I'll have to wait a few more years to do that. My boys (4 and almost 3) would have too much fun sneaking over to my side! LOL

MaxineD said...

This is amazing Karen - love that you are making these signs - and that they are loved too.
Blessings
Maxine

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

I love this! And I'd rather be in Paris, too! :)