As summer comes to an end, and we start to get ready to go back to school, I thought I would share a project I have been working on this summer. Your Home State
Here in Michigan we are pretty proud of our state. It doesn’t hurt that it is a pretty cool shape! I decided to go with coasters and signs that had the shape of Michigan on them.
As I started this new project it quickly dawned on me that state pride is not a Purely Michigan thing, and that I should branch out and offer my items with any state. So, that’s what I did. *See what I did there- Purely Michigan, PureMichigan.
I’m not sure if you realize this or not, but stencils are expensive! Luckily my mom had a Cricut machine just laying around that she let me “borrow” until I get my own. After I figured about how to use that and found a stencil medium that worked well I was good to go. I cut, sand, stain, paint, and apply a satin clear coat to all of my items by hand. It would be easier to use some kind of spray system, but I think the brush strokes add something to the pieces. In the end these are what I have so far. All items are custom orders so you can choose your state and colors. Take a look and let me know what you think. The next item I am going to work on will be wooden state magnets.