Thursday, January 6, 2011

FAUX SCRABBLE LETTERS TUTORIAL


This is just a quick way to make some faux scrabble letters. if you print it out letter size without fitting to page on your printer, each tile is 1 inch. You could also print out on a 5 x 7 card stock and get a smaller letter. Either way, these are so cute!! I created these when I couldn't find my tiny scrabble letters when I was making my Configurations box. I wanted to spell the word "SEW". This is what I came up with. Here are the files for the letters. I print the letters on heavy weight card stock.




~~~Product List~~~

Chip Board or Grunge board
Glossy Accents or Glossy medium like Mod Podge
Brayer
Glue
Foam paint brush
Black Ink
small paint brush
Ruler
paper cutter or craft knife


Cut the Strips of tiles apart lengthwise.

Cut your chip board the same width as the strips of scrabble tiles. They should be 1 inch.


Spread some glue on the back of the strips of letters and spread evenly to the edges using a foam brush.

Place the strip of letters over the chip board and use a brayer to flatten completely letting any air bubbles out. If you don't have a brayer, you can use a bone folder to do the same.

Once the strip is dry, cut the letters apart and ink the edges.
Using a small paint brush, paint on the glossy accents evenly onto each tile.
You can use Pop Dots to pop the letters off the page as I did in the top picture and really give them dimension. The letters are really cute and would look great on your guy pages!! I used them in my configurations box, just created a little pop up stand in back of each letter here. I hope you use these in your projects. I would love to see what you do!!
You can use Pop Dots to pop the letters off the page and really give them dimension. The letters are really cute and would look great on your guy pages!! I hope you use these in your projects.

27 comments:

MommaSaid said...

How completely awesome is this?! Thank you! I'll be looking forward to trying this soon.

Elisabeth said...

Wow, This is fantastic. Thanks for sharing. I will use this for sure!!!

ARTful Wings said...

Just perfect - will definitely be buying cork at the weekend :O). Thanks for sharing your technique Polly

Robin Shakoor said...

Your tutorials are always amazing! This is awesome.

Merrihew said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial, Lisa! It's fantastic!

Mary Jane W said...

Thank you so much for sharing these letters. They're perfect for using on greeting cards!

Happy Days said...

Fantastic tutorial as always! Thank you so much for this x

Stay True To God said...

Awesome tutorial Lisa!! What a great idea and thank you for sharing!! :) hugs... Tracy

Nanne said...

OMG! This tute is so awesome.. definitely gonna have to give these a try.. you've made so many awesome tutes, that I can't keep up...LOL
Hugs
Nanné
p.s. Happy New Year :)

Lynette said...

I will be trying this soon. I love scrabble letters.

Tammara said...

Oh, I love these! Great tutorial and thank you for sharing!

Vicky Alberto said...

really cute idea - TFS!

Brenda said...

OMGOSH I loveee this Lisa!!! Thank you sooo much I really love
using scrabble tiles this is sooo awesome!!
hugs
Brenda

Μυρτώ said...

Thanks, it is more than perfect! You are very generous!

Sheila said...

Thank You!! These are awesome!

sunshinemary said...

How simple is that I really like that idea, thnaks for sharing.

sunshinemary said...

This is so simple thanks, I really the idea. Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn Peter said...

Thank you so much Lisa, your tutorials are AWESOME!! I'm not very computer wise...can you please tell me how to print these out, I tried but they came out blury, what did I do wrong?

Mylissa said...

I love these "fake" scrabble letters...thank you so much!

pamela said...

Lisa,
Love these scrabble letters. I have been looking these type letters for my configeration box. Did you just use cardstock or some other kind of paper?
Thanks for sharing :)
Pam

Sherri Caramico said...

AWESOME! THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Debbie said...

This so cool. Thanks for sharring.

Lisa M said...

Just found your tutorial from Tracy M's blog and this is FANTASTIC!!! I've seen other techniquess but this has got to be the coolest and most realistic. Thank you so much for sharing this. :)

Donna said...

Wow! Just what I was looking for. I absolutely love your tiles. I can't seem to figure out how to download the tile files. I would love to know how. Hope someone knows and can tell me. CAN'T wait to make these game pieces.

Desiree Drury said...

When I print these out, they're really grainy, pixelized... Did I miss a document download? I just copied the image and saved it and printed it...

amyleesnedker24 said...

THANKU SOOO MUCH LISA! <3

I've been searching every corner of the net for something like your tutorial on making your own scrabble tiles. Everyone seems to be selling them but they're just not the right size for what I need. This is truly a god send and now I can put my ideas from paper into practise! Much love xP xx

Moonlit Sky said...

Where do we download the scrabble tiles from?