I made these three art pieces for my Dad's birthday which was in June. He received them in August when we went to visit, but I'm just blogging about it now.
I originally wanted to buy this from etsy, but the $70.00 price tag (plus shipping to Hawaii!) wouldn't work for me. So I settled and bought this wooden board from Hobby Lobby to use for my quote.
Each board measured approximately 8x10. Knowing I was going to put this in a suitcase to take to Hawaii, I didn't want to get much bigger than this. Because the 8x10 was a lot smaller than the original piece I wanted to buy, I decided that one wasn't enough and I bought 3 boards for 3 different quotes.
There were about $2.00 each, had wonderful edges AND the holes in the back for hanging!
I painted each board black.
I used the Outdoor Opaque, since he lives in such a wet climate, I wanted to make sure the boards were durable.
I used the silhouette, and cut out my 3 quotes with cream vinyl.
(The vinyl is not smeared or fuzzy, it's just my camera)
I was a little sad, that the vinyl didn't stick like I thought it would. I don't know if it was the paint I used or the vinyl itself. My dad said he would spray each board with a clear coat of some kind... something I didn't want to do before packing the boards in the suitcase.
Quote 3: The original inspiration
My dad LOVED the gift, and each quote had a special meaning for him.