Damask Dings. It's a FREE webdings-style font download from Nymphont, and I can already tell, it's going to be a fantastic weapon-of-choice in my crafting holster as I battle the forces of ugliness. (Did I just type that? Ehhh... I'm leavin' it.)
As you know, I used this lovely tool to compose the damask shape that I hand-painted on the corners of the vanity I just finished. That particular damask was a composition of 4 different of the damask ding shapes that I put together in Microsoft Publisher, then printed it out. Once printed, I traced the shapes with a heavy-handed pencil outline, put the paper face-down where I wanted the shape to be, and rubbed with a craft stick to transfer the image. When you remove the paper, you'll have a nice little pencil guide for your hand-painting! Worked like a champ! I heart Damask Dings...
After the strategic distressing to cover the not-so-strategic distressing, I decided to paint those fab corners with black craft paint, then (what else) distress with some sandpaper to bring out the details. I composed a damask shape with Damask Dings in Publisher, and this time printed the shape directly on the back of some contact paper. I cut out a stencil using an exacto-knife, stuck the contact paper stencil on the mirrors, and painted the damask shape on the mirror using the very same acrylic craft paint. Most of you probably know this, but acrylic doesn't stick so well to smooth surfaces like glass or MIRROR.
Damask Dings... Check em out!
LOVE them- first love those deals, I always say to my husband i would rather have a gift card to the good will than any jewelry...ReplyDelete
THose frames are great-and love the damsk on them.Great Idea..
Oh Ann Marie the Damask Dings are so great. I love it, I am all for making life easier. Your mirrors turned out so nicely, I love the dark corners! xxReplyDelete
downloaded! thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete
Linked via a search for all things Damask, my fav of all time in any form I can find, so thank you for the link-I hope it still works seeings how only I would reply to a Blog-Post from over a year and a half ago, lol! I am hoping you have tons more goodies for me to archive through and catch up to! If not, many thanks still the same for sharing your AWESOME DIY project :)ReplyDelete