23 November 2011

Christmas Typography Painted Rug and Plates

Have you seen the new Martha Stewart Plaid line in your Michaels?  It's like Martha herself crawled into every craft bloggers little mind and answered our wishes for these perfectly convenient supplies....and right in time for Christmas!

When my box of crack came, I ripped into it to find paints, brushes, sponges, stencils, texturizers and GLITTER!!!  It was one of my weaker moments, and I was glad I was home alone.

For today's project, I am using an Ikea rug, Specialty Sponges, 1" Flat Brush and the paint colors Scottish Highlands and Habanero in Satin.
To start off, I tapped into my K-5 days and taped off some lines to create a little piece of penmanship paper.  I used this as a guide to free style my cursive font.
When painting the words, here's a tip: start with the middle letter first and finish off the end of the word.  Then, work backwards towards the beginning of the word.
Next, I took the Specialty Sponges and made random little red balls that could pass for ornaments.
After I finished up this project, I just wasn't ready to quit.  I rounded up some white plates and began playing around with more typography.  I chose to work with Peace, Merry and Joy.  I also pulled out the Four Seasons Stencil, Adhesive Holiday Icon II Stencils, Holiday Icon Stencils, Specialty Sponges and paint colors Scottish Highlands in Satin, Fruit Punch in Pearl and Sterling in Metallic. 

I began with the same technique of taping off an even space/line.
After letting the lettering dry, I went back over it again with my brush.  I used the different snowflake stencils to create a random pattern of Winter Wonderfulness!
The stencils were so easy to use with the stencil adhesive.  Just spray a little on the back, let dry for about 30 seconds and create up to about 5 stencils before you need to reapply.  It helped my lines stay extra crisp, and I highly recommend this product when working on a slick surface such as a plate.
Of course, I had to go back and add some GLITTER!!!  Here they are on my floating shelves in the dining room.  I can't wait until we go get our tree and garland for me to complete the look!
Playing with my Martha Stewart products was so much fun.  This is just the beginning of what all I plan to make.  Make sure you stop by her aisle at Michaels and to check out the stencils and pops of paint colors for your crafts, but don't go alone!!! Take a friend and maybe even pack a lunch!

*I received product and payment for this post - all opinions are my own.
** Check out Plaid's Martha Stewart Page!

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  1. Oh Heather! I have to be honest here... I am so insanely jealous but in a good way. :) I LOVE Martha Stewart products and was unable to get them for 5 years... seriously FIVE years!!! (no one in the interior of Alaska carried them... I've been told that has changed in the past year.) And to think you got to be one of the bloggers who got to do a "paid" review!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

    And more importantly... I LOVE your plates! They look spectacular!! Enjoy your MS craft supplies!

  2. They all look so great. Love the outdoor rug so much!
    Jennifer alwaysinwonder@aol.com. http://alwaysinwonder.com
    Sorry, on my phone and it doesn't let me comment with my blogger ID

  3. Nice job Heather - everything looks great! I've seen the Martha Stewart line in our craft stores here too - so much fun, eh?

  4. Heather, I came over from Crafterminds to tell you, this is truly beautiful! I love your final product.

    Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

  5. Manufacturers of High Security Registration Plates.

  6. I love love this... maybe just maybe I can pull this off!!

  7. i'm in love! i linked to your post here: http://dollarstoremom.com/2011/11/pinterest-picks-17/

  8. the door mat is FANTASTIC!! I can never find a holiday mat I like. such a great job.

  9. This is so beautiful! And how cool that you can change a mat out to the given season. Perfect! I'd be inclined to hang this one up rather than actually step on it! :)

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 109. :)



  10. I LOVE your rug. So cute. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  11. I love that rug! Excellent work!

  12. So cute! Love the colors! I just posted something very similar on my blog (linked up to My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)...that's how I found you!)

    Great blog!

  13. very nice...I want to try paint on glass..but I do love the rug.


  14. LOVE! Pinning now so I don't forget. The mat and the plates look wonderful.

  15. Thank you for sharing! I've been wanting to make a holiday doormat but couldn't find a blank mat....didn't even thinki of Ikea! Love it, looks so cute.

  16. Love this!!! Super cute! There are such wonderful things we all learned in K5. :)

  17. That is so cute, and freehand...wow! Great job!

  18. Hello!! I love the idea. Can you tell me if the paint last good on the doormat? thanks!!

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