License Plates (Posted by Barbie469)

Anyone remember those mirrored personalized license plates people put on the front of their cars back in the 60’s? I found a new use for them! Wall hangings. This would be a great idea for a kid’s dorm room wall, door, or depending on your message, tie several together for a guest room wall, bathroom, kitchen, the possibilities are endless.

I used 2 acrylic license plates I got from KNKUSA , one red and one silver (actually looks like a mirror). I used MacTac 8300 Pro Intermediate Outdoor Vinyl (in case I want to put it outside) for the lettering. For the NCSU plate, I used Passion Red, Matte Black and Glossy White, font was Varsity. I had to be careful when putting the layers of letters together since this vinyl is extremely sticky. It’s not perfect, but I was pleased with the results. The other plate is much like a mirror and I used Monogram KK font to do my monogram in Raspberry vinyl (again using the MacTac). You can tell from the picture that it really does act like a mirror. Maybe it would be perfect for a girls locker?

Several tips: The plates measure 11 7/8″ by 6″, so I cut my letters 5 1/2″ high. I used MTC to design the images. For the NCSU plate, I broke apart the letters and make each part a separate layer. This made it easier to cut in 3 colors and line them up when applying. Also, I used the clear transfer tape so I could see exactly where I was applying each image.