IO Fan Shares Her Project
The above switch plate covers were created by IO fan Sandy Kraus. She has only been stamping for about 4 years and said, "It was love at first stamp"!! She is sharing with us how she made her covers below.
Switch Plate Covers Using Impression Obsession Stamps
These stamps are way too pretty and interesting to use only for cards, scrapbooks, or for small pictures to frame. So, how about adding a little light on the subject; use the stamped, colored (Copics of course) images for switch plate covers. The principal is the same as when wallpaper was even more popular than today. We used to wallpaper the switch plates so the boring white plate disappeared into the patterned paper
- Stamps: Crab Apple – H12009 , Sail Collage - H13022 , Books - H1821, and Seasons Greetings Mail Box – K1027
- Inks: Copic markers, Memento Espresso Truffle ink
- Accessories: Inexpensive plastic switch plates (or existing one in wall), Vellum for template, Cardstock not heavier than 80lb., Modge Podge, brushes.
- Make a template out of vellum using the switch plate for size. The vellum lets you see the image through paper adding about 1/2 inch around four sides.
- Stamp image on cardstock and color.
- Use the template over your image to decide the best placement of rectangular slot for toggle switch.
- Cut out image to size of template.
- Miter cut four corners.
- Mod Podge back side of image and front side of switch plate. Modge Podge makes the cardstock very pliable.
- Put two sides together. There will be a little wiggle room but it does dry quickly.
- Bend extra paper to back and press and hold in place until it almost dries.
- Now Mod Podge front using brush stokes, fake stucco from rough brush stippling etc.
- Finally cut and mod podge toggle slot using pattern for reference (a long double ended y cut will work).
- Try painting screw heads with a little color to make them blend into pattern.
A really great project, Sandy. Thank you for sharing some new ideas for IO stamps. See you all back here tomorrow for Tuesday T&T. Thanks for stopping by to look and share!