Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Touch of Vintage #5 {Camera Signs}

 {I'm taking a couple of weeks break from my Turquoise Lovin' party as I am not sure what I'm doing with it in the future.  I think I will be coming back with a Tuesday party for all projects, but I want to change the name and get a button and all of that before I do it again.  Hope you all won't forget about it in the process!}

Welcome back to A Touch of Vintage #5!!  I have a REALLY fun project to share with you today.

It combines my love of photography with my crafting love and it can't get much better than that, can it?

For Christmas this year I was lucky enough to get a Silhouette Cameo.  I've just started to discover what I REALLY am able to do with it.  And now that I have done stencils, the silhouette world is mine!  ha!

I made these signs with simple wooden boards from Wal-Mart, cheap as can be!

Then I painted the boards with two coats of the first color.  {I am HORRIBLE at taking pictures along the way...I like to just get the project done!!  Sorry...}

I let the first color dry completely.  Then I cut out the camera stencils on my silhouette on adhesive cardstock.  You can find these particular patterns if you look under cameras on the silhouette site.

I stuck the stencil onto the board and made sure it was stuck very well.
Be careful to center it right the first time since
it can be hard to get off without tearing.

Then I painted the second color on very carefully!  The second and third times, I used my round sponge painter...and just painted everywhere over the stencil.  {Kind of like stamping!}
I waited about two or three minutes and took the stencil off.  You may be able to take it off after the paint dries, but I was scared that it would stick too much so I didn't.

After I let the second coat dry for a few hours, I took some sandpaper and distressed the edges and sanded around the whole sign just to give it a vintage look.

I fastened them to the wall with my very first command strips which I am now IN LOVE with!!

In some of the last pictures you will also see my fun chevron sign I made that I hung up to go with my camera signs.  It kind of adds a bit of interest to the mix.

I just LOVE how everything turned out!!  Hope you enjoy looking at pictures as I ALWAYS overdo it.   {grin}

Remember, you are more than welcome to 
link up YOUR projects here too, just to share them.

Thanks for joining me for another


Desirae R said...

I really love these. Like so much that I would steal them from you ;)

Pitter and Glink said...

These are really cute! Great job!

Tina said...

These are great signs! I love to take pictures and craft, too!

Creative Raisins said...

Okay that is seriously too cool

Mindie Hilton said...

Linked up for the first time. Added your button to my linky love page. Love your camera signs.

cheapcraftymama said...

Those are adorable! Great job! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com-- where you can win free ad-space on my blog!

Katie @ Made to be a Momma. said...

These are sooooo cute!!! I need a silhouette!! My birthday is coming up so...I might add it to my wish list! ha! Great job...my sister is starting her photography business and would LOVE these!

Love you have you share at my link party!


Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

These are adorable!

I bought the camera shape when it first came out because I thought it was so cute. Even though I don't do Project Life, all of the 4 by 6 shapes would make perfect signs.

Great tip using adhesive cardstock. I was fighting my vinyl and contact paper yesterday because it wouldn't stick to the wood I wanted to stencil.

Brittany said...

These are so cute! If only I had a Silhouette! (but my Mom does) :)
(Stopping by via TT&J)

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

These are really cute! Love 'em!!!

Homegrown Tribe said...

these are way awesome.... you are too cool! I need to come over and see all these neat things you've made while we've been gone. :)


Megan/Brassy Apple said...

super cute! thanks for linking up to Make it Monday! I've shared it on the Brassy Apple FB and twitter pages

Unknown said...

OH' I JUST ADORE THESE, SO DARN CUTE. I shared them on COM-FB. winks, jen

Carolyn said...

Love these - the colors, designs, everything! My link party [The Inspiration Board] is up right now. I would love for you to stop by and consider linking this up! My readers would love it.

Six Sisters said...

These are seriously SO cute! We'd love for you to come share your ideas at our link party this weekend! -The Sisters

Unknown said...

Cute!! I use vinyl to make my stencils for wall art and clothes. Get clean edges and it peels off nicely. Following you now! Would live to have you visit me at morenascorner.blogspot.com

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