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Old 10-18-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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As a lot of you are aware, my girls are huge Harry Potter fans.
My daughter saw a lightswitch cover and really liked the idea and asked if I could do something like that. this cover was painted and I didn't think I could do a good job painting. I made a picture on the computer, printed it, adhered it to a cheap plastic cover plate and sealed it. It isn't perfect, but my kids love them (I made two, one for each of my daughters).
In Harry Potter the spell to light your wand is "Lumos" and the spell to put the light out is "Nox".
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By the way, the switch isn't crooked, the photographer is!

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Old 10-18-2010, 01:13 PM   #2
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Another great one!!!
Nice job
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Even I love it!!! But, I love how Angela explained it even with "ME" in mind!
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Even I love it!!! But, I love how Angela explained it even with "ME" in mind!
That's true!!!!!
Thanks both of you!
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That's true!!!!!
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Oh my. Which one of myselves posted?


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Oh my. Which one of myselves posted?


Both of you:
You.... Tracy for post #3
second you.... Jessica for post #2

Silly Tracy!
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Nice job! How do you get it so smooth without any bubbles under the paper?
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Nice job! How do you get it so smooth without any bubbles under the paper?
I didn't!

I made two and one is wayyyyyy smoother than the other so, of course I took a picture of the smoother one.
I had used a regular glue stick to adhere the paper to the switch cover which worked amazingly until I coated the paper with the sealer. Ken thinks that if I had used a different (not water based) glue, it wouldn't have bubbled.
One of my daughter's friends wants one. I'm tempted, just to see if a different glue works better. She offered to pay for it but I wouldn't know what to charge. It only cost a couple of dollars to make.
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I love it! My niece would love that May I ask what you sealed it with?
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I sealed them with the same stuff I use for the back of my glass tile pendants. It is Deco Art Triple Thick gloss glaze. I'm sure that there are a gazillion things that would work though. I just already had this stuff.
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