Paper Crafting with Photos: Family Name Plaque

Susan Neal with Paper Crafts Magazine explains how to create a family name plaque that will instantly personalize any room in the house.



Patterned paper: (Madison) Melissa Frances

Specialty paper: (glossy photo) Paint: (Brown Iron
Oxide, Antique White, black, white) Delta

Accents: (chipboard letters) Making Memories

Software: (photo editing)

Other: (wood frame, digital photos)

Finished size: 30 1/4″ x 8 1/4″


1. Change photos to sepia, using software; print on photo paper.
Note: Print photos on plain paper first to check for placement.

2. Mix white and Antique White paint (4:1); paint frame.

3. Cover chipboard letters with patterned paper. Mix Brown Iron Oxide and black paint (4:1); paint letter edges.

4. Adhere photos. Adhere letters.

“Be Yourself” Plaque


Cardstock: (Red Devil) Bazzill Basics Paper
Patterned paper: (Laurel Sailmaker Lane) Scenic Route
Specialty paper: (glossy photo) Paint: (Brown Iron Oxide, black) Delta
Fonts: (Laundromat 1967); (Liberate Normal)
Software: (photo editing) Adobe
Other: (canvas board) Canvas Concepts; (digital photo)

Finished size: 6″ square


1. Add quote to photo, using software. Note: Add color to some of the text.

2. Print photo on photo paper; trim and sand edges. Mat with cardstock.

3. Mix black and Brown Iron Oxide paint (5:1). Paint canvas; let dry.

4. Adhere slightly smaller piece of patterned paper to canvas; paint edges. Adhere piece.


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