Once again, this is not my idea! I'm good at doing other people's ideas! :) My sister in law's sister did this awhile back, and I've just gotten around to trying it. I used it to make a decorative plate. My friend made a couple yesterday with cupcakes on them to use for her kids' birthday plates. So there are lots of different ways you could use this idea!
Don't look too closely at mine! I had a little trouble taking up the contact paper, so the paint got a little weird. Good thing this is going up above my cupboards where people won't be able to see it too well!
What you need:
- plate (I used glass, my friend used melamine)
- acrylic paint
- paint brush
- graphic (if you aren't drawing it yourself!)
- acrylic finishing spray (optional)
I started off by printing off an A (my last name starts with A) on the computer in the font I liked. Then I traced it onto the contact paper. (I ended up using decorative contact paper because it was about three dollars cheaper than the clear kind!)
Cut out your graphic/picture.
Peel the backing off, and stick it onto your plate.
Paint your plate. After painting the plate, I peeled up a tiny corner of my A so that I would be able to take it off more easily once the paint was dry.
Once the paint is dry (I didn't wait long enough - give it some time!) carefully peel off your contact paper. Really carefully! You can see where I took up a little of the paint that was supposed to stay on. Oops! I'll probably just fill that in with a Sharpie!
Spray your plate with acrylic finishing spray and put it on display!
I also thought this would be a fun wedding gift idea - you could personalize a platter or something like that.