Thursday, October 23, 2008

Crafty Pt2 (pics/tutorial)

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So here I started with wooden letters that I bought at Wal-Mart for fairly cheap.  They're pre-primed, so I just went ahead and painted them black.

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Here I glued some pretty pink ribbon that just so happened to be the exact height of the letters to the sides with a hot glue gun.  :o)

3

This is what they will look like when done glueing.

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All three letters.

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This is the first canvas after glueing the paper on.  I just used regular 12" scrapbook paper, you can use any color/pattern/style you want, that's what makes it fun!  I used aerosol glue and a hot glue gun, but your favorite glue will work just fine.  The canvases were just white blank oil paint canvases from Wal-Mart for fairly cheap and you can get them in different sizes if you like.  These are 10" I believe.  I clipped the corners of the paper and folded them over to give a nice clean look around the edges.  I do think however, that I will cover the edges with a black ribbon to give it a more finished look.  :o)

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This is after glueing the first ribbon to the canvas where the two papers overlap.  Again, I used a hot glue-gun.

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After the second ribbon.  :o)

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I decided to give the letters a slight 'raised' effect, so I bought an inexpensive package of 3D-dots from the scrapbook section at Wal-Mart.  (give me a break, I work there :oP)  Apply these as needed to the back of the letters.

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Tada!  This is what it will look like from the side.

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And here are all three finished!  So yeah...I did something crafty.  Tabs, you better be proud.  :oP  Oh, and thanks for the suggestion of using two different contrasting patterned papers.  I think it looks good, don't you?  ;o)

2 comments:

Heidi said...

Those are REALLY cute!!! I might steal your idea for the girls :O)

Elsa said...

Steal away! That's why I posted it! :o)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Crafty Pt2 (pics/tutorial)

1

So here I started with wooden letters that I bought at Wal-Mart for fairly cheap.  They're pre-primed, so I just went ahead and painted them black.

2

Here I glued some pretty pink ribbon that just so happened to be the exact height of the letters to the sides with a hot glue gun.  :o)

3

This is what they will look like when done glueing.

4

All three letters.

5

This is the first canvas after glueing the paper on.  I just used regular 12" scrapbook paper, you can use any color/pattern/style you want, that's what makes it fun!  I used aerosol glue and a hot glue gun, but your favorite glue will work just fine.  The canvases were just white blank oil paint canvases from Wal-Mart for fairly cheap and you can get them in different sizes if you like.  These are 10" I believe.  I clipped the corners of the paper and folded them over to give a nice clean look around the edges.  I do think however, that I will cover the edges with a black ribbon to give it a more finished look.  :o)

6

This is after glueing the first ribbon to the canvas where the two papers overlap.  Again, I used a hot glue-gun.

7

After the second ribbon.  :o)

8

I decided to give the letters a slight 'raised' effect, so I bought an inexpensive package of 3D-dots from the scrapbook section at Wal-Mart.  (give me a break, I work there :oP)  Apply these as needed to the back of the letters.

9

Tada!  This is what it will look like from the side.

10

And here are all three finished!  So yeah...I did something crafty.  Tabs, you better be proud.  :oP  Oh, and thanks for the suggestion of using two different contrasting patterned papers.  I think it looks good, don't you?  ;o)

2 comments:

Heidi said...

Those are REALLY cute!!! I might steal your idea for the girls :O)

Elsa said...

Steal away! That's why I posted it! :o)

 

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