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Family Plaque for Home

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Create some wall art that shows off your family name.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Mod Podge ® Foam Brush Set, 4 pc.
Item #24959
Great for applying Mod Podge, this foam brush set has an applicator for any size project.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Teal, 2 oz.
Item #405
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.
Item #CS24911
Trend right Ultra Matte Chalk finish. Brushes on smoothly without visible brushstrokes.


Other Supplies
Wood plaque
Scrapbook paper
Sticker letters
Sewing pin
Damp paper towel
Wall hanger


  1. Trim the papers to fit the top of the wood plaque.  Tear the edges to work around the corners of the plaque.  Use rectangle shapes to fill in the center.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge Ultra Matte Chalk to the back of the paper, Position the paper onto the plaque.  Smooth with your fingers to eliminate any air bubbles. Allow to dry for 1 hour.
  3. Place the letter stickers across the center of the plaque and press to secure.
  4. Paint over the paper and stickers with Teal paint.  Work quickly and don’t use too much paint.  You want a bit of the paper to show through.
  5. Use and sewing pin and tweezers, lift the letter stickers from the plaque.  Do this while the paint is still wet.
  6. Allow the plaque to dry.  Once dry, use sandpaper to distress the edges and a few sections of the plaque.  Wipe clean with a damp paper towel.
  7. Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge Ultra Matte Chalk.  Once dry, attach a hook to the back and hang.
  • PROJECT TIP: When working with sandpaper or sanding sponges, make sure you keep a damp paper towel around to help clean up the mess.
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