Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"A" is for Alphabet #2

Make: easy alphabet art




Another version of my knock off alphabet art here, this one was done in red for a new baby boy.


Here's the original done in MS rainwater:


And another one done in sage green to match the baby's bedding:


Here's how I made the art:


1. Cut 3 3/4" plywood pieces at 9.5" x 12.5".
Prime and paint two coats Behr tile red, distress edges and stain Minwax early american:


2. Apply stamp ink to edges of cards for aged look.

3. Arrange cards on boards.  Start with the middle board then use that as your template for the 2 side boards to keep everything lined up:


4. Use carpet tacks, I prefer #3 black but #6 will work (the head is slightly larger).
The carpet tacks are slightly raised from the board:


5. For the extra 27th card in the middle, trace one of the cards onto cardstock, cut out and paint any small artwork you choose:


I've found the K & Company alphabet cards at Michaels in the past, also online at Amazon and just recently here.
One pack of cards contains 2 full alphabet sets, bargain!



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7 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

So cute!

Special 'K' said...

I am forever gob smacked with every visit. Is there no end to your talent. Thanks for sharing, I do really mean that thank you. Happy Easter, take care and enjoy! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Jennifer@frombehindthepicketfence.com said...

I love this project! I just ordered the cards from Amazon so I can take a stab at it for our nursery. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

happylifehappywife said...

Love Love Love this!

I just ordered the cards from Amazon & they said they only had one left -- so they might be sold out now!

How do you distress the edges of the cards with the ink pad? Do you just press the edges right onto the pad?

Jane said...

Love it!
One day when I have grandkids, I want to do this!

diane74 said...

I am trying out your idea!! I choose different designed cards, 5x7 too but am using your idea as my inspiration!! Thank you, we are really excited to see the finished product on our nursery wall.

diane74 said...

I am trying out your idea!! I choose different designed cards, 5x7 too but am using your idea as my inspiration!! Thank you, we are really excited to see the finished product on our nursery wall.