Silhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque

Today's another Silhouette Challenge Day!  I've been putting together a gallery wall in my office for, well let's say, maybe a year.  Lol.  I just can't quite get it where I want it, but I think I'm almost there!  I use this large room as a pass through to the dining room, reading room, crafting room and also my office.  I decided to use the main wall as a way to display our love of travel.  On the shelves, I have my vintage camera collection and on the walls surrounding it are maps from places we've visited.  I also recently did a special (just for me!) blog project which I'll share with you soon.

I love quotes and have a bible verse framed and on the shelf.  I decided to add one more inspirational quote with a “travel” theme to the wall.  I did this on a wood slab and created the stencil with my Silhouette Cameo machine.

Here is the project.

Wood Slab Stencil Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

I started with a wood round and painted it with black chalk paint leaving a small bit of wood showing around the edges.

Wood slab for Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comWood slab for Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

I wrote this quote in my Silhouette template and using a piece of cardstock, cut out the quote.  Next, be sure to tape it down so it does not move on you while you are painting.

Silhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

I used white craft paint and a stencil brush to dab the paint onto the stencil.  Make sure not to overload the brush.  You don't want any paint seeping under the stencil.

Silhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSilhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

After the stencil dried. I turned over the slab and using leather cording, stapled a hanger on the back.

Silhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSilhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

I hung it from a door knob which gives it a finished look.

Silhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

Now, I feel like my gallery wall is complete!

Silhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSilhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSilhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSilhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSilhouette Challenge: Wood Slab Plaque by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com
I love this project because even if you don't have a Silhouette machine, you can use a store bought stencil to replicate this look.

Want to see what my other blogging buddies created this month?

Silhouette Collage for June

1. Crochet Hook Box – Dwell Beautiful
2. How to Repurpose a Table into Wall Art – DIY Passion
3. Silhouette Etching Vinyl and a DIY Farmhouse Breadbox – Creatively Southern
4.Silhouette Challenge Wood Slab Plaque – My Life From Home
5.Watercolor Patriotic Napkins & a Simple 4th of July Tablescape – Pocketful of Posies
6.How to Use Vinyl Like A Pro Step by Step – Holy Craft
7.DIY Team Banner – Morena's Corner
8.DIY Wooden Slice Dishwasher Clean-Dirty Magnet – Simply {Darr}ling
9. Custom Wall Plates Using Your Silhouette Machine

To life feeling like home!

XO,

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  3. This is so pretty Amy! It really was the perfect piece to pull your whole gallery wall together! Thank you for joining in! I’m pinning your project!

    Cat

  4. Samantha says:

    This turned out so great! I always see those wood pieces at Michaels are stare at them trying to think of something fabulous to do with them. Now I know! Thanks for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link!

  5. I just love the dark paint paired with the rustic wood and white text! Perfect combo and lovely quote 🙂

  6. Love your wall decor!! And this is a perfect addition. I always enjoy anything with wood or natural elements! Great job! Pinning this one and your wall gallery with the shelves! Beautiful work!

  7. It looks great in your room! I love the idea of using cardstock for a stencil, that’s genius!

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  10. zan says:

    I have written many words on projects like this one (including my latest one on the blog), but I have never used a silhouette. I don’t have one. In fact, I have seen many other tutorial but never really understood how it worked until I saw this post. I guess I did not understand how the words transferred to the project but now I see how it is cut between the letters. Awesome!

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