Monday, January 16, 2012

Industrial Style Letter Tutorial

  Last week, when I posted about my grey & yellow vignette, I gave you a peek at the wooden letter that I recently finished. Today, I'm going to show you how I did it!

Here's what I started with:

~Wooden Letter
~Aluminum Foil
~Craft Knife
~Mod Podge
~Foam Brushes
~Black Craft Paint (not shown)

1) Trace & cut out the letter shape as well as strips for the sides on the letter.

2) Mod Podge the aluminum foil edges first. Shiny side down. Be careful to smooth out any bubbles.

3) Now, Mod Podge the front & back. Again, shiny side down. Let dry.

4) Once it's dry, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the whole thing. Let dry.

5) Working in small sections, brush on a small amount of black craft paint. Wipe off with an old rag or paper towel. Work quickly because the paint dries fast! A bit of paint with stick in the crinkles & corners, giving it an industrial look. Let dry.

Incorporate it into your decor & enjoy!

On a completely different subject, what do you think of the new chevron background on Silver Boxes? 
I'm likin' it. I'm trying to learn some new blogging skills so I can change up the look a bit. 
You may see more changes soon. Thanks for your patience as I learn.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Make it a great Monday!


  1. Laurel@Ducks in a RowMonday, January 16, 2012

    I love the look of this - seems simple enough!  Thanks

  2. This is so funny, I thought of the same idea several months ago!! Crazy! Guess great minds think alike!

  3. This is great!  Love the look!!  I am going to try to do a letter out of foam board one of these days...  

  4. Oh, I wondered how you did that. Awesome!! Thanks for the tutorial! 

  5. Wow!!! I love it!  I wouldn't have thought to use aluminum foil... great job! Thanks for linking up at the party!

  6. Aimee from ItsOverflowingFriday, January 20, 2012

    Love it to pieces!! Thanks so much for linking up to Overflowing with Creativity!! Have you entered my giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

    Customizable Frames, Signs, Wall Decor

  7. Very cool - I like your tableau, too!

  8. Oooohhh I love this! I love the texture and the "worn" look. Great job! Thanks for linking up to the party. I am going to pin this!


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