Thursday, July 9, 2009

To All A Good Night!

Today's Christmas in July project is a "green" project in a fashion. The base can be virtually any recycled bit of chipboard or plaque. I used an old plaque from the 70's with some of that nasty decoupage on it that I picked up at Goodwill for .25! I scraped off the existing image and it was as good as new!

And To All A Good Night

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Plaque (new/used/recycled) or Chipboard in desired size

Distress Metallic Crackle Paint

Christmas-y Rub-ons and/or Alpha rub-ons

Santa Rubber Stamp (Paper Inspirations)

Distress Inks

Archival Ink

Cut & Dry Nibs




1. If you are recycling an old plaque, remove as much of the old image as possible.

2. Paint the plaque using the Distress Metallic Crackle Paint (I used tarnished brass). Let dry naturally ~ do not speed drying by any means. It will ruin the paint!

3. Stamp image onto cardstock using Archival Ink.

4. Apply color to stamped image using Distress Inks and Cut & Dry Nibs. (I didn't have time today but I will make a demo on this technique in the near future). Crumble (for the wrinkles if desired) and ink the edges.

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5. Mount stamped image onto coordinating color of cardstock.

6. After plaque is completely dry, apply rub on images and words as desired. If you don't have rub-ons to suit your need, you may also stamp your images & words using archival ink or Acrylic Paint Dabbers.

I used "To All A Good Night" but other says could include:

Ho Ho Ho

We Believe

Merry Christmas

Tis the Season

Home for the Holidays

Santa is Comin' to Town

Peace be with You

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7. Mount image on the plaque and attach ribbon!

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It takes a bit of time to make but it will be a much appreciated gift by all!

Remember if you'd like to be entered to win prize #3 in the Christmas in July Give-A-Way

just post on this thread and you're all set!

I will draw the next winner tomorrow when I post the next project!

Good Luck Everyone!


  1. I really liked your craft today. I added your blog to my favorits list and check it on a daily basis. I have fallen in love with alcohol inks and I even dyed my heat gun like you did. Thanks for giving us so much inspiration! Pamela D.

  2. I love this plaque!!! The Santa image is amazing! Beautiful work and THANKS for the idea!!!

  3. You are so talented!! You amaze me with all your "green" ideas. Oh and I did get some old thermal fax paper and I have had a blast using it the last week. I also gave you an award. Come check it out!!

  4. Love what you've done, Roni. It's amazing what you can pick up in a charity shop....have got some great little pieces in my local one!! x

  5. well how pretty is this! totally luv it! 25 cents! u amaze me girl! Ty for the idea! cher

  6. love this.. going to make my own this weekend.. at this rate all my holiday projects will be done! thanks

  7. I love this project...the wrinkled image is a great idea. Now I'll be watching for those ugly plagues at the flea market. :-)

  8. This is a beautiful piece! Love the crackle paint. Thanks for the inspiration.

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