When I moved a year ago, I made the required trip to Ikea that I am sure every homeowner makes and I found these gorgeous plates that I immediately fell in love with. They were in the AS-IS bin, and there were only 2, so I snatched them up really quick! They are so pretty with the scalloped edge detail.
The original plan was to put a silhouette of my girls on them, but I have had them for a year now, and Stella still will not co-operate and get a picture taken that is usable enough for the silhouette. “Enough is enough,” I thought, and set to work choosing another design for the plates.
I love trellis and lattice designs, and when I found this one on the silhouette site, I knew it was perfect because I could use the positive space (the outline) for one plate and the negative space (the little shapes in the middle) for the other plate. I picked a leaf green color, since that’s a color in my living room, and I set to work cutting the vinyl on my Cameo (first time using it for vinyl, I might add!)
It was a little tricky to use both pieces, but I took the outline off first, since it was in one solid piece, and laid it on the floor, sticky side up. I applied transfer paper to the inside shapes, and then used the backing of the transfer paper to put on my outline so that I could apply it to the transfer paper as well.
Once they both had transfer paper, I trimmed it down so that I could place it on the plate and see if it was centered. Then, I placed it and rubbed it with the scrapper. After pulling off the transfer paper, I was left with these gorgeous plates which will soon go on my walls!
I love them so much that I wish I had 16 of them to make a whole art installation above my sofa, but unfortunately, I only have two so they will hang on a small section of the wall next to my living room curtains. I will be sure to post a picture once they are hung! I don’t know if I trust myself to do that – I’ll wait for the hubby because if these plates break, I will seriously cry!