I am pulling out my nerd card today. Sometimes I cant help it, being a nerd makes me happy and lets be honest its just more fun to be a nerd! Im totally geeking out about the Avengers movie...but I am of course going to wait until its been out a little longer so I dont have to sit in a packed theater. But Im sure the title LUMOS makes you think of something other than Marvel, and good! Because today is a Harry Potter post!
I have seen posts all over etsy of lightswtich plates for Harry Potter but I didnt love any of them enough to buy them. You know what that means...I better make my own! That also meant using Mod Podge. Truth be told I have never used it before and was very nervous about it. I looked online for some good tutorials but didnt really find anything that matched what I was doing so I just read the back of the bottle and went with it.
First things first you have to create your art! Of course you could draw on the light plate itself, but I cant draw so I googled some clipart. I wanted day and night and for them to merge seamlessly so that took some time for me to find the perfect images, but I eventually found it and it looks awesome!!
Once you get the art down, cut out the holes for the switches. For this leave one side attached so you can have a seamless look here too.
Let that dry for about 5 minutes and then apply a thin coat of mod podge over the top of the art. Something I learned the hard was to be careful of the ink spreading. I think if you let the plate dry for about 5 minutes this should help, but what i ended up doing to make the color stop bleeding was to do the top 1/2 first then go to the bottom 1/2 that way the colors stayed in their respective areas. You can kinda see the blue from where I tried to get the blue off the sponge to have a fresh start. On the plate itself you can see the white lines of the mod podge. You will be able to see the lines when it dries so remember that.
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