Fall blog

Monday, September 13, 2010

New crafty art project!

I have been away for a while trying to get used to the routine of a new school, sports, and work.  I think we have gotten it under control.  I have still been busy crafting, but have not had the time to post! 

This is a favorite of mine!  During our 14 years of marraige, I have been wanting to make something to show all the different military bases we have lived at over the years.  I kept seeing all these cool subway art pieces on the craft blogs and I had an AHA moment!

During the summer, I found this AWESOME rustic frame and could not figure out what to put in it.  It was missing the glass and came with some heavy duty cardstock in the frame.  It was $2 and is *I think* about 11x14.

I got out my crusty trusty paints in cloudberry tan and spice brown. These have been used alot, as you can tell.
I painted a base of cloudberry tan onto the cardstock and then floated the edges with the spice brown and let it dry for about 10 minutes.

I then printed off outlines in different fonts of all the military bases we have been.

I played around with the placement for a few minutes before deciding on this one.  I also added a few stars.

Since I did not have any carbon paper, I just took my pencil and colored the back.  Then I turned it over and traced the letters to get my outline.

Next, I took my Sharpie marker (fine point) and traced the letters.  I decided that I liked some of the letters not colored it.  Gave it cool dimension and also let some of the paint color show through.

Since it was not going to be covered by glass, I decided it needed some protection.  I sprayed a thin top coat of clear acrylic sealer from my favorite brand..Mod Podge.

I LOOOOVE how it looks in the frame!  Yayayyay! 

I decided that these two barn wood shelf things would look great next to it.   I found those at a craft store a few years ago for $7 each.   I also picked up these two grubby candles for 50 cents each at a garage sale.  I have since added some pumpkins and leaves for my fall decor. 

Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  I read them all and appreciate your thoughts!

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  1. Soo cute. I love the idea of putting words in a frame.

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  3. This is a great way to honor all of the memories you made in all of these places. Great tutorial! Would you link this up to my Art Therapy link party at Seeds on a Breeze ?

  4. That is cute! (We are stationed in Hawaii right now, by the way).


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