This was the target. The mission? Superheros fit for a 4 year old superhero in the making! :)
We talked a bit about what she wanted, and I showed her some photos I thought would be good for inspiration. This is the one she liked. So, I used my awesome (sarcasm!) editing skills to come up with a specific idea for her dresser.
I like to think that the finished product looks WAY better! ;)
I did choose to sand this dresser because it was SUPER shiny. I was worried that, even with the bonding primer I use, it might not stay so well. I aired on the side of caution, sanded, primed, painted, and topped the whole thing off with polycrylic (after the decals were on).
Originally, I envisioned using my silhouette machine to cut out the silhouette of each superhero on coordinating cardstock and just have that inside each drawer. However, the insides were very marked up; so, I nabbed some Avengers paper to cover the majority of each drawer.
The decals were relatively simple...after a bit of trial and error! All it took was printing and cutting out each image. Then I used spray adhesive to adhere one to each drawer face. I was sure to top off each image with modge podge for hardness and protection. I know normally that you just use modge podge only to adhere and protect....but it kept wrinkling and looking awful. I have never had good luck with using modge podge as the base. Operator error perhaps, but it took me having to redo 2 before I switched to the spray adhesive base.
It looks WAY better than if I tried to hand paint it all - not to mention faster. I probably could have hand painted it, but it wouldn't have been pretty, symmetrical, and perfect. That would have made me unhappy. :(
What do you think? I hope her kiddo loves it. Even Ethan talked about how awesome it was, and that he might have wanted one a few years ago. Haha, he's too cool for superheros...but he sure was pitching the idea of me making him a Minecraft one!!! lol I guess we'll have to see...
Update: Some of you were asking about the logos I used, so here they are! I used my silhouette studio software to print them since it has a grid option for me to get a more exact size.
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