Vintage-look house number plaque
When we had the house rendered, the ceramic house number plaque was broken. It’s a hassle to go shopping with the COVID situation, so I tried making it out of paper. It’s been a couple of months since I installed it, but it seems to be coping with the wet English weather just fine. I think this is enough for now, until I find a plaque I like?!
The base of the plaque
For the base, I used several empty dog food boxes stacked on top of each other.
I made a lot of letters to make them thicker by stacking them. It was easy because I edited it on my computer and cut it with a scan’ cut.
I glued the half-mountain pearls at regular intervals.
Painting the house number plaque
Then I painted everything with with black gesso.
Rusted metal effect
Next, I added colour with acrylic paints. I was trying to create a rusted metal effect.
After painting, I added black and bronze embossing powder for additional patina.
Finally, I added several layers of waterproof glue to all areas of the plaque. (I did this process twice this time)
A (hopefully!) weather-proofed house number plaque
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