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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Remembrance of Paris

Last summer I took an incredible trip to Northern France, and we spent several days in Paris so when I came across this image called Remembrance of Paris, I knew I had to do something with it.
I had some small pieces of peg board that I was saving to paint some signs on and they were the perfect size.  I painted the board white and applied my image.  Since the board had a funny texture, it was a little rougher than usual where the mod podge had been applied.  I wanted a very vintage look to the sign so that was okay with me.
I used tan and light grey and layered the whole board with several layers of washes.  I also used some stencils and applied some designs with my joint compound to make a 3-D effect.
I stenciled the word France on the very bottom and applied one of my small metal roses to the top.
Finally I waxed the whole board.  It's the perfect size and is a nice souvenir to help me remember my fabulous vacation.

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DD's Cottage said...

What a great sign and I love how you used the wax

Susie said...

Maggie, You clever girl, making your own special keepsake of your trip. Wishing you many happy memories of that trip. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It's perfect,

Carol I would love to go back to Paris.....I remember it well!

ornate splendor said...

Very pretty, Maggie! Love the 3-d effect on your stencil--a beautiful effect. France is just lovely, isn't it? Merry Christmas to you! Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) :)

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