Tutorial after the jump!
Graphics Fairy a couple months ago. I loved them then, but didn't have anything in mind at the time so I saved them in the idea file.
Initially I planned to buy some canvases and trace the images on with my projector, but as you can see, the detailing in this flatware is not a joke. I envisioned myself meticulously tracing all that detail and then going over it again with my trusty acrylic paint marker and then I blacked out.
I also knew it would be difficult to find long, narrow canvases and Cthulu knows there's no way I'm paying to have some custom canvases made.
Plan B!! I scavenged in my garage for some wood to use. We had some 1x12 boards that were already cut to 3 feet long, but then I saw these:
Three feet by one foot, made of wood, with a cool oval shape. Perfect! They were part of a set of three that used to hang on our walls but since we moved I haven't really had a place for them. So I flipped them over and painted the backs with Krylon satin finish paint in Almond.
The point is that these are totally makeable by a complete amateur like me in just three hours, and that includes drying time. All it cost me was $2.79 for the spray paint. The Mod Podge and wood planks I had on hand and the spoon and fork were printed at home using free images. Oh, and The Graphics Fairy has a matching vintage butter knife graphic, too. I may actually do that one as well, since I have an extra oval plank left...
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