Thursday, January 6, 2011
FAUX SCRABBLE LETTERS TUTORIAL
This is just a quick way to make some faux scrabble letters. if you print it out letter size without fitting to page on your printer, each tile is 1 inch. You could also print out on a 5 x 7 card stock and get a smaller letter. Either way, these are so cute!! I created these when I couldn't find my tiny scrabble letters when I was making my Configurations box. I wanted to spell the word "SEW". This is what I came up with. Here are the files for the letters. I print the letters on heavy weight card stock.
Chip Board or Grunge board
Glossy Accents or Glossy medium like Mod Podge
Foam paint brush
small paint brush
paper cutter or craft knife
Cut the Strips of tiles apart lengthwise.
Cut your chip board the same width as the strips of scrabble tiles. They should be 1 inch.
Spread some glue on the back of the strips of letters and spread evenly to the edges using a foam brush.
Place the strip of letters over the chip board and use a brayer to flatten completely letting any air bubbles out. If you don't have a brayer, you can use a bone folder to do the same.
Once the strip is dry, cut the letters apart and ink the edges.
Using a small paint brush, paint on the glossy accents evenly onto each tile.
You can use Pop Dots to pop the letters off the page as I did in the top picture and really give them dimension. The letters are really cute and would look great on your guy pages!! I used them in my configurations box, just created a little pop up stand in back of each letter here. I hope you use these in your projects. I would love to see what you do!!
You can use Pop Dots to pop the letters off the page and really give them dimension. The letters are really cute and would look great on your guy pages!! I hope you use these in your projects.