Monday, August 24, 2020

It's A Sign! Actually Two And The Story of Craft Fail to Fab


Yes, I took a break from Quilling! Well sort of as you'll see in this post. I did some stash busting this weekend but you know us makers...rarely throw stuff out and re-purpose things!

I made two fun signs this weekend. The one above, using a picture frame that previously held a collage that had seen better days, and this one using up a plain wood sign I picked up after Halloween last year at Michaels for 70-80% off and had been sitting in my craft closet. 

  • SVG "Strong" File ( I think this was from a Creative Fabrica freebie)
  • Cricut Black Glossy Vinyl
  • Old Frame w/Glass
  • Wood Sign
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Adhesive Rhinestones
For the "Strong" Sign, I imported the SVG file into my Silhouettte Design Studio software, traced and cut it on my Cameo 3. Here's the fail I mentioned in the title. I thought I'd traced the inside of the letters so they'd cut ( eg Os, Gs, etc.) and I was not in the mood to cut it again. I got the idea to use rhinestones to simulate what I'd flubbed, turning frustration and a craft fail into what I'm now thrilled with as FABULOUS! 

I had some rhinestones in my stash that were circles so I used those for the "Os" and then regular ones everywhere else. This fit my style of adding a little bling to things and I really love it against the back drop of my industrial "cement"  accent wall. 

What do you think? 

The other sign is now above the entrance to my office since Quilling is forever going to be part of my life. I chose the name because I'm not a traditional Quiller but more of a Whimsical one. 

For this one, I used the plain wood sign I found at Michaels last year for around $5. 

I painted it white and then painted the edges black.  Then I selected a mix of fonts and cut out again using Cricut glossy vinyl. To finish I added painted polka dots to the edge and some of the letters. 

And yes, I intentionally offset some of the letters!


Southern Sunflowers said...

Quick thinking to use rhinestones to cover your mistakes on your first sign. Your wood sign is so cute!

Two Chicks and a Mom said...

Very cute! I love the fonts used and the rhinestones!

Our Hopeful Home said...

Fail, schmail . . . .it's the outcome that counts. Your signs are super cute! I really love the Whimsy Quiller one. Then again, you can never have too much bling lol Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen