Pride Plate

by Rina Grosman

This super quick and easy project was inspired by the recent pride parade and Dyke march, which took place over the weekend. What better way to honour the Pride parade than a pun, a plate, and some decoupage?!

Materials:

Plate (value village, IKEA, grandmother’s)

Paper clippings (newspaper, magazine, etc.)

Paint brush

Decoupage/ Gel medium

Scissors

Step 1: Find and cut out images and words from magazines and newspapers (magazine weight paper usually works better). Mix and match until new meanings form with the juxtaposition (4 years of art school) of these images and words.

Step 2: Arrange on plate until happy with placement. Use the paint brush to spread the decoupage or gel medium over the paper. A nice thin layer without bumps. Note: don’t brush over the paper too many times or else it will rip or the ink will smudge.

Step 3: Let dry.

Bask in your own genius hilarity!

12 Comments

  1. Lizzie
    July 2, 2008

    Ooh, I so want to do this craft Rina! Love it. Can decoupage gel stuff go in the dishwasher?

  2. thecitydoesme
    July 3, 2008

    The good thing about living with your parents is that, after flailing wildly about the house ranting about the new art project you found out about on the internet, your mom warns you that decoupage CANNOT be washed, and it is also poisonous. However, she gave me the wonderful idea of using glass plates, and decoupaging the bottom of the plate and having the picture show through.

    Have fun kiddies, and remember not to eat the paste.

  3. Rina
    July 3, 2008

    Sorry I didn’t give that info on the project…probably not such a good idea to put it in the dishwasher. If you do put the image under the glass plate (good idea!) it will still probably come off in the dishwasher, so you should wash it by hand.

    ALSO…could try this project with a plastic coating or varnish that might be more durable.

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