Thursday, December 28, 2006

What I Made for Christmas

I am an avid scrapbooker. I started about nine years ago & have been building speed ever since. I have subscribed to a lot of the trade magazines & enjoy reading them. I was browsing the November edition of Creating Keepsakes when I saw a really neat idea. They call it "scrapbook art" & they made a "page" out of painters canvas to hang on the wall. It's an article by Ali Edwards. I really like her style & creativity. The idea really made an impression on me & I actually copied it & made a layout for my hubby to hang in his office at work. I really like how it turned out. I took one photo of it with my almost 3 year old son holding it to show how large it is. Oh & the grin - don't ask me - every time he sees a camera these days, THAT is the smile I get! LOL

Okay, for those who want particulars.....

I bought a piece of white 24"x30" (I think!) canvas at Michael's. It was less than $20. Then I used acrylic paint & painted it green. I took my dark green paint & added some white. It made me feel like an artist! I let that dry a bit & then I added the photos. I used Modge Podge to adhere them & I also put one layer over the top of them to hold them firm. I did the same with the other paper embellishments including the vellum poem. I probably wouldn't do that again as it did wrinkle the vellum. The numbers were chipboard I had & I pained them white. They were originally blue & cream stripes & stars. I did have to sandpaper the back so they would stick. The title is also chipboard & painted to match. The numbers & letters are hot glued on. The word above the number 5 & the small phrase above that are transparencies. They didn't show up well on the background color so I painted the back of them white to show them off.

1 comment:

  1. You made a really neat gift! Thanks for sharing all the particulars. That was fun to read about.


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