This is my latest and greatest handmade Mickey Mouse item. I have had the Cricut Disney cartridges and have barely used them. So I decided last week to make a new sign with a scrap piece of wood I had in the garage.
Just began with a simple piece of cut and sanded wood. I painted the entire thing a dark red (I have more dark, deep red in my Mickey items than I do bright red.)
Once painted and dry, used a simple Mickey cut out using my Cricut and black vinyl. (Sorry...I am horrible at times remembering to take pictures of every step, but just so you know, I love to use painters tape to help transfer the vinyl and keep in in line.)
Then to add a little more Mickey color, I used a bright yellow paint and the end of a new pencil to create the larger yellow dots. The small white dots were created using a white paint pen. I love finding things I already have to make the design I want. I have been known to dot items with everything from a pen tip to erasers, to small cups or jar lids. Once the dots are dry, I applied 3 coats of clear coat to give it a good finish. Allow clear to dry completely between coats, and I sanded between first two coats too!
And here it sits on the back of my stove. Added just the color I wanted to that area. Here are a few other photos of my kitchen with Mickey!
I hope you enjoyed this little piece of our home....and maybe it inspired you to craft something that makes you think of where you are from!
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