If you are not a Pride and Prejudice fan, I apologize. This makes two back-to-back P&P crafts. But Pride and Prejudice makes me think of classic romance which is perfect for Valentine's Day! It brings to mind slumber parties with my sisters in our pajamas. I have one sister in particular who will most likely have a Pride and Prejudice-themed wedding someday.
We love it that much.
I decided to make a quote board of my favorite Pride and Prejudice quotes. This is the same quote used on the Valentine cards with sewn hearts. The only problem was that I had two quotes I was dying to use...
So this quote board has two sides! I can flip the board over whenever I wish!
Here is how I made it:
I dug through my stash of unfinished wood and found this 12x12 board--with beveled edges as an added bonus! It wasn't exactly spray painting weather, but we made do. I gave it a base coat of white.
I designed these two quotes in Photoshop.
Don't you love the silhouette of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy?! It's my favorite part!
I firmly believe that contact paper makes the best stencils. So I cut out the first quote from contact paper using my Cricut.
I made the mistake of buying clear contact paper. Man alive, this took some serious concentration to cut out my stencil, transfer it with transfer paper, and apply to my board without missing a dot of an "i." I will be headed back to the store to get white contact paper ASAP!
Then I spray painted the board red. This way the letters would stay white.
Once the paint dried, I peeled up the vinyl, and it looked perfect! Oh how I love my contact paper stencils! Now I was ready to begin the back side of the board, so I used Painter's tape to tape up the edges...
And I gave the back side of the board a nice coat of black. Because of the hook-hanging-holes (very technical term!) on the back side, I used a different method...
I applied white vinyl to scrapbook paper, and modpodged it onto the back side of the board.
I seriously LOVE how this turned out!
And I love the versatility of flipping the board over and having a whole new quote!
Now for tonight: I plan to snuggle up on the couch and have a date with Mr. Darcy!
Have a happy day!