Newton’s Nook – I Whale Always Love You Plaque

Hello everyone! I’ve been on a major Valentine decor creating kick lately to go with my cards. Today I’m sharing a fun wood plaque I created featuring a few Newton’s Nook goodies that I absolutely adore!

I started by painting my plaque white. These have been available at my local craft store for years and they are only $1. So, needless to say, I have a stash and we’ve done a bunch of different projects with them. Then I set to deciding on a theme and some general pieces I wanted to go together. I stamped and heat embossed critters from Tides of Love and watercolored them with my Zig markers. Then I used the coordinating dies and cut them out.

Next, I made a mess which is always so fun to me. I used the seashell stencil with Thermoweb transfer gel blanco on some coral colored cardstock and white glitter glitz gel on light blue cardstock with the waves stencil. I cleaned up after myself and left them over night to dry. In the morning I ran the seashells through my laminator with iridescent decofoil and totally swooned! These are gorgeous in the light!

Time for trimming and assembly. I trimmed everything down and decided on final layout before adhering anything down.

Here are the specs:
seashells – 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
glitter waves – 3×3 inches
white frame – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
polka dot teal stripe – 2 x 5 1/4 inches

I hope that helps if you want to recreate the same layout.

Now for assembly. I used liquid glue to attach the seashells to the plaque. Then I wrapped twine around the polka dot teal stripe and tied it in a bow. Then I added foam tape to the back so it would lay flat. I adhered the waves to the white frame and added foam tape to the back of that to help it lie flat around the twine too. Last, I added foam squares to the back of my images and put them in place. I learned a trick with vellum a while ago and have never gone back…if you have an even layer of glue behind the whole image you don’t see any glue spots showing through. Using the Xyron sticker maker is the easiest for this but mine is empty right now so I used liquid glue and my trusty finger. 😉

I seriously wish you all could see this in person. The shimmer and shiny of all the pieces is so pretty!!! I just adore this sign and am excited to make more for other occasions.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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