At our first play date of 2013 we each altered a blank black metal sign. Here is one of mine - "sing with the flowers". I'll probably add some additional embellishment - like paper flowers, leaves and perhaps a butterfly or two.
This what the blanks looked like before we started. painted black - we roughly sanded them to allow our papers to stick a bit better.
You had a choice of a three or 4 section sign. I purchased them online through Pick Your Plum - one of those daily deals sites.
Next it was time to figure out the spacing and glue them on.
For my second sign i glued the letters directly to the signs. Make the people Laugh and Dance and Sing is what i say to my husband when he goes out to play a gig!
I covered the sections with heavy metal duct tape - the kind with the super sticky backing. I carefully outlined each letter to make them have that embossed licence plate effect. Then i used adirondak ink - sponged on to give a mottled metal effect.
Here is Z's sign in progress. She went with a neutral theme - and used France as her influence.
Salle de jeux translates as play room or game room.
Here K was trying our various funny family expressions.
But this is the one she went with - using a masculine black and silver colour pallette.
Here is D's colourful plaque - probably going to hang in her classroom - the lesson for the day: Laugh - Love - Live and Learn!
And finally here is S's sign wiht a collaged background with a cheery message for us all!