Wall Plaques for Grandmas

This idea originally stemmed from coasters – I wanted to make coasters for Mother’s Day but they were extremely uneven so I decided to make a wall plaques instead.  I really wanted to experiment with my ink pads to create some Mother’s Day Gifts.  My goal was to incorporate the children (either them helping or their hand or finger prints into the projects.)  My Thursday show was how I created the Apple Plaque for my Mother-in-law for Mother’s Day.

Here it the finished plaque:

I applied the background paper with Mod Podge, I used wood paper for the trunk, I took tissue paper that I stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Inks to get the different color.  I then applied everything with Mod Podge.  The big apples are the Princess’s finger prints the little ones are Booga’s finger prints  I applied those with Mod Podge as well.

Here is the other wall hanging I did for my mom.

My mom’s – Booga’s Handprint, a flower I made and a drawing the Princess did.  The background was created with inked Mulberry Paper Mod Podged to the Resin blocks.

1.  Find something to mold

2.  Mix equal parts of A & B throughly

3.  Press object into mold.

4.  Fix and dents by adding more mixed putty to filled the hole.

5.  Gather resin supplies.

6.  Mix equal Parts A & B into a paper cup.

7.  Pour into Mold

8.  Allow 3-5 minutes for resin to set and unmold – item will be hot/warm to the touch.  If you need to add holes this is the time to do it before the resin completely cures.

Working on the flower I created with HOTP 7379 – Pretty Pleated Flowers

Background I created with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Pads, Mulberry Paper and Mod Podge

Booga Hand – seeing this made me realize I need to move to something smaller because their hand prints are getting too big, that is where the “apple” idea came from.

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