Sunday, July 8, 2007

Decorate Your Own Plate

First, I in no way wanted to offend anyone with my last post about comments. Nor do I want to make anyone feel guilty. As I said, I have had great comments and appreciate them very much.

I participate in the pink and brown swap, by Sweet Goodness in the spring. I decoupaged a plate and thought I'd share how I did it. Here's the plate:

Supply List:

Clear plate

tissue paper

decorative print, stickers, words etc.

Mod Podge, by Plaid

Spry fixative or Polyurethane

Directions: You will be working on the back side of the plate. Cut tissue paper in approximately 1 inch squares. Use your imagination, you may use one color as I did, or use more than one color. Apply the decorative elements first, angel and words in my case, face down. Apply the Mod Podge to the plate and then the elements. (I use a foam brush.) After you have your design elements adhered to the plate with no ripples or wrinkles, you may apply the tissue paper squares. I did the brush in the Mod Podge and pick up the tissue squares with the wet brush. Randomly place the squares on the plate to cover all the surfaces. It's ok the allow the square to stick out over the edge of the plate. You can use a utility knife to trim the excess. If the plate still has rough edges from the paper, sand it with fine grit paper. Apply fixative if you wish. The front can be washed, but I would not soak the plate. I make them for decorations.

Have fun and let me know if you make one. I'd love to see pictures. Here's a close-up picture:



retromolar said...

Trudi-I love the plate you made for me. It holds our phone chargers and camera charger on my kitchen cabinet. Several of my friends have commented on how unique and pretty it is. Your swap partner-Kelli

the feathered nest said...

Trudi, very cute plate that you made. It's a project I always wanted to try. Thanks for the instructions!


P.S. There are a couple of blogs that for some reason rarely leave comments at other people's blogs. Maybe they get so many comments they just can't keep up with everyone?

Rhoda said...

Hi, Trudi, what a wonderful plate project. I've done something similar to that before & it was fun to do.

I saw your other post about comments & just want to say...I know it can be discouraging. I try to come by & visit you as often as I can. I know you have stopped by my blog very often & leave comments. It does get hard to comment back to everyone, although I try to at least go by most of them & leave a comment once a week or so. I had no idea how my blog would go either when I started it & have been pleasantly surprised at the number of people who do come by.

Just don't give up...keep sharing your sweet self out there & people will come by. There are just SO many blogs out there...I think that is part of the problem. Not enough time to visit everyone all the time.


Splaneyo said...

Darling plate - the possibilities are endless. Would make a cute kid-craft too. It is going on my to do list.


Sandy said...

They had similiar plates at Macy's , I think and were selling them for $45 a piece....LOL
Yours is precious. I have used napkins before on the bottom of glass plates to do Christmas designs.

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh, that is so cute! Wonderful instructions too! Trudi you have a wonderful blog and it is special because it is YOURS! Your very own charming spot on the net that you have created - try not to be discouraged - you are too special to feel that way. ((hugs))

Kelli said...

Trudi, your plate is so pretty, you did a great job! I love pink and teal together and the little girl is so sweet!

LBP said...

I love the plate! That would make a great gift. Where did you get the angel face? Do they sell those in the craft store? Can you use images from wrapping paper or cards? I've never done Modge Podge before.

ancient one said...

Your plate is simply lovely!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Cute plate!

I love decopage. Its a fun way to use all of the pretty images I've collected.

Kimberly :)

Tootie said...

Ahhhhhh......This plate is so cute!

Anonymous said...

I have been wanted to try this technique for a long time but just never get around to it. I just gotta find a clear plate, lol. Love how yours turned inspiring and the pink is awesome. thanks for sharing how you made it :o)

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