So my game/fitness room has a pool table, dart board and carrom board. So I wanted to start with some wall piece related to billiards/pool table. Looking through a decal making website (as usual forgot to keep the link/name…. GOTTA REMEMBER THAT NEXT TIME) I found this:
I liked those words…so billiard like… but not a fan of putting it on chalkboard. I got the idea of making cutting the letters out of chipboard and putting it in a floating frame (frame without matting). So I stenciled the letters and used a 3-D pop up glitter glue.
I used acrylic paint to stencil the letters. I am not as neat… so there is some paint here and there. But I was cutting the letters out, so no worries 😉
Well next was the frame… original idea was to put the letter in the frame. But then it occurred, maybe I could give a green background making it look like an actual table =) So I lined one of the glass in the frame using some Garden Green (Stampin’ Up!) cardstock with a double sided tape (the tape side will be the back so no worried about it showing)
After I cut out the letters and glued it on the frame (used some snail glue) it still looked empty. I forgot to click a pic of it on this stage 😦 Anywaz so I decided to make 2 cue sticks and glue them on the bottom with a black #8 ball. But I could not draw the sticks out well. So I chucked the idea…. and decided to make the balls =)
So I punched 16-2″ circles. Now I googled the billiards ball (too lazy to go downstairs :D), they have 7 solids, 7 striped, 1 black ball and 1 white ball. So i punched out 7 solids from different colored Cardstocks. Then punched 8 white balls and using markers colored to make stripes. I also used 3/4″ Circle punch making 15 circles and writing numbers 1-15. I glued the numbers on the center of each circle ball. ( I know would have been easier if I clicked pics of all this…but I am learning slow ;D)
So here is the final wall piece:
|Sorry you see my hands there… tough clicking picture of glass frame 😉|
I liked how it turned out… my husband thought it was good as well (yayyyy). So another view of the frame:
It will be soon going on my wall =) while I also start working on another idea for the same room.
Until Next time…
Happy Krafting =)