We had these plaques at the shop, they were so close to the back door is wasn't funny. Meaning they were on their way out to the thrift store. The "Cat" was back and asked if there was anything I might be able to do with them so that we would be able to make some money off of them......WELL I quickly remembered The Graphics Fairy and all of her, graphics.
I had been saving my favorites and this just might be a good time to use them. I don't have a before picture, seems like I am always in such a hurry to start the project that the camera is the last thing I think to grab. They were basic 8 x 10 pieces of MDF I believe with pictures that had been glued to the front. There was a bit of a bevel on the edges and they were nothing special.
I sanded down the picture so my paint would stick. Then I painted them with a coat of tan I had on hand. When that was dry I used some off white and dry brushed on top of the tan. Then got out the Mod Podge and went to work adding the graphics.
Some of the pages wrinkled a bit some did not. I have no idea why, I was concerned with the wrinkles, turns out they made the outcome better. Who would have thought. After that was dry I took the little hand sander out and sanded the edges and over the tops of the graphics. It cut into the paper a bit especially where the wrinkles were. After that I put a brown glaze over the top of that to age them a bit.
Our decorator, Caroline was in love with them and could not wait to put them throughout the store.
If you are ever in the Atlanta area please stop by the shop.
Treasures Resale Consignment shop