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Monday, June 18, 2012

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Diet Coke Glitterblast Sign:.

My name is Sumo, and I’m a Diet Coke-a-holic.

We all know I’m a lover of the D.C. But until now, it’s just been words. (Okay, and maybe actions as professed by my drinking habit). Now, it’s something physical. And displayed proudly for all who enter my home.




And let’s face it. The sign is only speaking truth. Well, I could probably add candy in there somewhere, too, but it didn’t really fit on the sign.

Someone posted this graphic to my personal Facebook page awhile back, and once I saw it, I knew it had a place in my house. (I don’t know the original source – but if you do, let me know!)

diet coke

I think my husband is a little embarrassed by it, but you know, he still loves me.

Here’s what you need to make your own sign – professing love of your beverage of choice:

- particle board (or any piece of wood or really, whatever surface you want!)
- Krylon Glitterblast paint in your color of choice
- vinyl
- digital cutting machine (Lucy was excited to be involved!)
- acrylic paint
- paint brush
- Krylon sealer spray
- transfer tape


I started off by giving the front of my particle board a quick coat with some silver acrylic paint.


While that was drying, Lucy (my CAMEO) and I got to work. I designed the sign using the dimensions of my board. I also imported the Diet Coke logo so I could have that part in a true Diet Coke font. I’m hardcore.


I cut the design out in vinyl, and peeled off the negative space. You see two colors here because my original piece of vinyl started sliding around and the Diet Coke part (the most important part!) got messed up. It doesn’t matter what color of vinyl it is – you are just using it as a stencil! In fact, you could probably just use contact paper or something so you don’t waste your vinyl!


Apply transfer tape to your vinyl.


Rub your transfer tape with your vinyl, onto your board. Make sure the paint is completely dry first!


Peel off the transfer tape. Your vinyl should stay on your board.


Now take your sign outside and glitterblast that baby! Be sure to get the sides of your board!


Let the paint dry slightly, and carefully peel up your vinyl. If you try to do this too soon, the paint will scratch very easily! But you also don’t want your vinyl to be permanently painted down on your board either!


Spray your sign – once it’s dry – with the sealer. This will make that glitter stay put!


And there you have it. A sparkly, lovely sign.


Of course, you could do this with any type of paint. We’re just a house full of girls over here, so the more glitter, the better.


Ah…..Diet Coke.


Speaking of. My mug is empty. Time to go get a refill!


What would your sign say?
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18 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Is a digital cutter hard to use?
    Erin
    Theprettydelicious.com

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    1. I don't think so! I have a CAMEO and I love it!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! I run on the DC too:)

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  3. My sign would say exactly that!! (Because running on Ecco Domani Pino Grigio is too long!)

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  4. Love it!! Visiting from Sugar Bee and including you on tomorrow's feature!

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  5. I love it! So, so cute! I really want one now ;)

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  6. I like the creativity you've shared here but not the Diet Coke..
    we know its not good for our health.

    Tree Removal Melbourne

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  7. Even though I only like reg coke and on rare occasions....I LOVE this! ;)

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  8. Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  9. wow! nice card and lovely wordings. lovely blog. Happy to follow you :-)

    Mira’s Talent Gallery

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  10. This is really cute. I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:

    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-aftershave-and-wednesdays.html

    I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
    Sincerely,
    Debi Bolocofsky
    www.adornedfromabove.com
    Adorned From Above

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  11. I love this Sumo!!! Where did you get the awesome glitter blast paint?

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    1. I got mine at Michael's (using a coupon!) I've also bought it at Joann's before. :)

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  12. this is adorable I too am an addict but my preferred at home drink is coke zero cherry and I'm out ha.

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  13. SO adorable! Krylon makes the BEST spray paint. and diet coke equals a happy life every time!

    -Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

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  14. That's great...it looks very professional and how nice to have something that personal.

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  15. I love this Summer! I just need a Dr. Pepper one. ;) I'm featuring it tomorrow. xo

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  16. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along.I'm impressed. You're truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. I'm saving this for future use. Sharon Bush

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Thanks for leaving a comment! I love reading them! I try to reply to questions the best I can, but you can always email me at sumossweetstuff {at} gmail {dot} com.

Sumo:)