2008/09/25

Switch plate makeover

Time for another mini project with rubber stamps! I got the idea while browsing Martha Stewart Living website and saw these papered switch plates. I decided I should cover a switch plate in my studio because it was looking old. And I wanted to make a pattern using a rubber stamp. :)


So I pulled out a sheet of muted green paper and VersaColor Chateau Gray ink pad. I wanted a very quiet pattern with subtle colors, so the plate doesn't stand out too much from the wall. The flower stamp I had carved a long time ago, using the design from this book by Koma Keiko. But you can use any kind stamp that you like, store-bought or handmade. I didn't use any glue, as instructed in the Martha Stewart site, because I don't want to worry about cleanup when I move out. Just some Scotch tapes did it for me.


Super simple! Good thing this plate just snaps on and off.. I would imagine this project would've taken me a little more time if the plate had screw holes. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the result.. what do you think?

4 comments:

Natasha said...

It looks great. Love that book.

Bibi said...

lovely, what a great idea! =D
your switch looks so fantastic now.

adele said...

just lovely. and what a fantastic idea.

i love the muted colors you choice. simplicity at it's best.

Jinnie said...

Thanks!! :)