Diva Queen Wall Plaque

Materials

  • Wooden craft board, 2-3/4”x7”
  • Papers: turquoise gothic shapes (The Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby); dark pink; pale green
  • Illustration board
  • Vintage book page with word “Queen” (or computer-generated text)
  • Vintage images: moon; nude lady
  • German Dresden foil items: mint green trim; gold crown
  • Chipboard “diva” letters
  • Light pink seam binding
  • Fuchsia jumbo chenille stem or marabou trim
  • Forget-me-not blossoms: light pink; fuchsia
  • Pearl stamens, three
  • Swarovski Elements flat-backed rhinestones (Swarovski)
  • Sequined stars
  • Assorted small crystal and pearl beads

Tools

  • Folk Art Baby Pink Acrylic Paint (Plaid)
  • Brown pigment ink pad
  • Black fine-tip permanent pen
  • Barbara Trombley’s Art Glitter (Art Institute Glitter): Miss Muffet; Seashell; Mystery; Silver micro beads
  • Sharp detail scissors
  • Wooden toothpick
  • Small hand drill with bit
  • Craft knife
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue (iLoveToCreate)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Glue turquoise paper to board; trim excess with craft knife. Paint back of board pink; let dry.

STEP 2

  • Tear two pieces of pink paper to create “land” at bottom of board; sponge ink over edges. Glue to board.

STEP 3

  • Drill two tiny holes at top of board for ends of chenille stem hanger.

STEP 4

  • Draw several strands of seaweed working their way up board. Paint leaves pink; let dry. Apply glue over leaves and sprinkle with Miss Muffet glitter; tap off excess.

STEP 5

  • Cut out moon image and glue to board; let dry. Apply glue over moon with finger and sprinkle with Seashell glitter; let dry. Use toothpick and paint to create pink underwater “bubbles” going up board; let dry. Randomly glue sequined stars to board.

STEP 6

  • Cut out vintage lady from her torso up. Place lady over pale green paper and freehand a mermaid tail and crown, using photo as a guide. Cut out pieces; sponge ink over edges. Glue photo over top of tail; glue crown over top of head. Apply glue over torso with finger and sprinkle with Miss Muffet glitter; let dry.

STEP 7

  • Cut out word “Queen” in shape of tail fin; sponge ink over edges. Glue fin to back of tail. Glue two rhinestones to crown.

STEP 8

  • Cut two small strips of illustration board and glue to back of torso and head for dimension; glue mermaid to board.

STEP 9

  • Apply glue over chipboard letters and sprinkle with Mystery glitter; let dry. Glue letters to board; use rhinestone to dot “i”.

STEP 10

  • Apply light coat of pink paint to Dresden crown and wipe away excess with paper towel, allowing some gold to show through. Glue crown to board; add rhinestone to center. Glue Dresden trim along bottom of board.

STEP 11

  • Embellish board with flowers, rhinestones, stamens, silver micro beads and dangling beads, and more glitter as desired.

STEP 12

  • Cut chenille stem length and wrap ends through holes in board to create hanger. Tie seam binding bow over one end of hanger.
by Cassandra Midkiff
Diva Queen Wall Plaque
Diva Queen Wall Plaque