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Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Thanks to all of you who left comments on my black and white projects last week.  I will be responding to comments and visiting everyone in the next couple of days.  My sale at The Little French Flea Market was a huge success and the black and white went fast.  I have been wiped out and am just now getting back to normal.  I wanted to share one of the new projects I did for my show and this was one of the first things to sell.  It was made using an old cabinet door found at the salvage yard.
I combined several of my stencils to make this sign and it was a super quick project.  Last month I shared a new stencil source with you, and Loren has graciously offered to give my readers 15 percent off in her Etsy shop on her fabulous stencils.
This beautiful patisseries stencil is 20x7 and it is normally $26.  Considering the prices of the larger typography stencils that are on the market these days, that is an incredible price.  Just visit More Than Words Vinyl Etsy shop and see all the great products being offered there.  If you decide to purchase one of Loren's wonderful stencils, put in the code MISSMAGGIE and you will receive 15 percent off.
Since these stencils are the heavier Mylar, I was able to use my joint compound to make a raised plaster image which gave depth and dimension to this sign.  Then I put in some Frenchy addresses and words and completed the look I wanted.  To see one of my other raised plaster projects click here.  Of course, you can use these stencils in the normal fashion with just paint and a stencil brush as well, but I love having the option of using different mediums.
Also since I love old signage, I distressed this sign quite a bit.  This sign was well received and sold in the first hour.  I hope you will visit this wonderful Etsy shop and I hope you love it as much as I do.

I may be partying at...

Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy 
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style   Ivy and Elephants
Thursdays        The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme


Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Maggie! This piece is beautiful....well done.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This is gorgeous. I'll definitely be checking out her shop. Thanks for sharing.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Of course you had a fabulous show...You are one of the most creative people I know. This sign is gorgeous and the raised stencil is such a great idea!


Pat said...

Great $uccess, dear one...congratulations!!!
Black & white are truly, timeless classics, indeed!
Your newest stenciled piece is G O R G E O U S!!! I am swooning over the hues. So subtle and serene and perfect for this years home decor color palette!
Thank you for sharing your creative talents with all of us!!!
Have a productive week ahead!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's a beautiful sign, Maggie! I'm not surprised it sold so quickly. I probably would have bought it myself to hang in our kitchen!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the colors of your French sign and the depth you added with your plaster technique! It's no wonder it sold right away!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Oh Maggie, you are very clever and talented!!! This piece is incredible. Glad you had a great show. I've already popped over and checked out her Etsy shop - but after seeing this post with the raised detail and % off, well I better go back and look again. Thanks for sharing your source.

Donna said...

Wow, your sign is just gorgeous, Maggie! I love the colors you used, and the dimention that you gave it. I am not surprised in the least how quickly your beautiful work sells:)

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

What a gorgeous sign and I love that it's big! I wish I was at the decorating part of my reno and could start thinking about stencils, etc. Soon though!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I love the raised stencil work you did Maggie. I've done it on walls but never wood.
Congratulations on having a wonderful show.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love this gorgeous piece! You are so talented.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Hi Maggie. This is gorgeous. I love the raised stenciling. I recently did a raised stencil with a very thick paint and it was so pretty. I'm glad the sale went well. As you probably know, I'm catching up so I will be reading backwards. Can't wait to see all the black and white.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Maggie -- I should have rechecked your site before I sent you an email. I was here yesterday, enjoying your gorgeous raised stencil. I've never tried it, but you certainly make it look like I can handle it.
Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

Bliss said...

Pinning this, the joint compound takes it to a whole 'nother level of awesome.

Mom E. said...

GORGEOUS SIGN!!! Do you have any tutorials on how to use the Joint Compound? That is something I have thought about doing, even purchased the things to try it, but I am a chicken!

Mom E. said...

Definitely buying stencils from her!

Mom E. said...

Just one more question ! LOL
Where did you find the floral stencil? That one is GORGEOUS as well! Please let me know if you can! Thanks!