Friday, 6 July 2012

Wooden letters for boys

Okay, so I've already covered some basic paper mache letters in vintage comics, but I found some really sturdy, good quality, wooden letters and I couldn't resist.

I could only find an 'S', a 'J' and an 'E' but luckily I have a son named Josh, a good friend's child named Sebb and a gorgeous little lady called Emily, who these will be just great for!

For the boys letters I'm using my faithful vintage comics. So here's what I did for the 'S'...

First find some vintage comics. It's such a shame to cut them up, but they will be able to be appreciated and not stuck in a drawer or on a shelf somewhere.
Cut some strips and make sure you include some interesting detail, including the price, date or speech bubbles.
I use decoupatch glue/varnish for a glossy finish. 
 Carefully stick pieces of the comic onto the wooden letter with a brush.

Ensure you cover all of the letter. 
Layer at least twice to make sure you don't miss any little areas of uncovered letter.
To ensure a smooth finish, cut small 'V' shapes around the corners of the letter. Then re-cover with more comic strips. It will make the paper lay flat rather than 'creasing / bunching up'.

The finished 'S'.

I'm really pleased with it, I hope Sebby is too, he is one of my toughest critics!
 Hanging on the wall.

From this... 
...to this.

6 comments:

  1. Very cool - love the final product!

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    1. Thx Suz. Trying a variation for a little girl... Watch this space.

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  2. Thank you or linking up to last weeks craft, create and inspire linky party :)

    Your project is featured this week

    Please grab an I have been featured button...

    Looking forward to seeing what you have been upto this week

    Claire xox

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  3. Thanks so much! I will do my best to add the button ;o)

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  4. I thought this was so great I did it myself so thank you for inspiration! I cut up some old comics my son had lying around (sshhhh, don't tell him) and made one for my friend Stuart. I'm really pleased with it and thoroughly enjoyed pulling everything together. Thanks Sarah!

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  5. That's great to hear Kate. I hope Stuart loves it! It's fantastic to hear from people who have given it a go, so thanks for taking the time to let me know.

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