In case you don't speak French, mon reve translates to "my dream." I don't speak French either so I had to look up the meaning of the phrase.
That said, these are my latest pair of French signs. If you recall, these are the recycled cabinet doors I found at the salvage yard. There were two of them, and I experimented with the Modern Master's crackle finish. You can find the tutorial here. Then I did a reverse mod podge transfer method for the image of this beautiful lady. You can find that tutorial here. The image is from Graphics Fairy. I emailed the photo to Fed Ex office and had them resize it for the area I had to work with.
I love my French signs to have an old world look to them and that's why I chose to do the reverse mod podge. It gives an aged patina, and you can see some of the paper rubbed off, but that's okay because I was going for a very old, antique look.
Next I applied some of my pretty rose appliques and then I printed some lettering. I wanted these to be perfume signs from the get go, but the width I had to work with on the lettering was only 4 1/2 inches so I kept it short and sweet. The signs are identical except that the image of the woman is a mirrored image, one from the other, and one says eau de parfum and the other one says eau de cologne. I am pointing that out because my husband thought they were identical.
Here are the backs of the signs. As you can see, I don't disguise the fact that these are cabinet doors. I use this type of door for the specific purpose of getting some extra architectural details that add some interest.
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