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Monday, July 16, 2012

Ombre Tardis...the Blue Box!

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 I love doctor who!  Supreme DW geek!
And in honor of Comic-Con...which someday I will go to...
I made a skinny sign for me--'bout time I made myself one!

It's about 18 inches tall...7 inches wide. 
 Perfect for a skinny-right-beside-the-door wall.
same one I used for my dad a year ago.
 
I used my silhouette to cut contact paper.
You have to be careful and precise with contact paper...and patient...
but I can do patient if it means CHEAP!
I set my blade to 4 or 5, and then the cut depth to 1...
and cut slow at 1-3 speed.

Weed the contact paper (ie, remove the parts you don't want)
I removed the positive space, since I am using the vinyl as a stencil.
Use transfer paper to adhere to the board. 
(yes, I am doing another one simultaneously!)
 Grab some blue paint--it's a Blue Box right?
 3 varying shades...and cosmetic sponges.
 Dab on the lightest color first at the top...then the darkest color at the bottom.
fill in middle and blend with the light and dark
 I like to remove the contact paper while the paint is slightly wet.
But, gasp...something about this reused wood made it bleed.
So, I just used the x-acto knife and lightly 
scraped away the bled out parts.
 Used a little paintbrush and white accent around the bigger...
 And it looks awesome!
(sci-fi-riffic or other cheesy sci-fi exclamation)
 

I am over at Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust today!
Featuring my Ombre Penny Art!


Linking up to THESE parties this week!

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2 comments:

Jessi Wohlwend said...

Very awesome. I'm a bit jealous that you have a tardis stencil (and that you've used it more than once!) Another reason I should just bite the bullet and get a Cameo :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Great project & thanks for the shout out! Have you heard about Kari at Newlyweds on a Budget?

Warmly, Michelle

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