Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easy Wall Decor

So, while browsing Pinterest, I came across some wall hangings that were simply fabric or paper on canvases.  I am trying to complete my Craft Room and decided to use some pretty paper to decorate the walls.  Found most of these at Archiver's.  I used 12 x 12 canvases, paper, ribbon, modge podge, hot glue and Metallic paint.  A good friend of mine suggested putting the metallic paint under the paper and then they would be magnetic!!!  It took three coats of the paint, but I LOVE how they turned out.  The picture doesn't do it justice...I'm just not the best photographer!  Anyway, I think you'll get the idea.

This is what the paint looks like.  Again, I used three thin coats.  Use this in a well ventilated area.  Also, it says to use a special brush, but I simply used a foam throw away brush.

Here is the finished product.  After painting the canvases with 3 coats, I let that dry and then covered them with modge podge and placed the paper on top, squeegeeing (love that word) out the bubbles.  I then applied another coat of modge podge on top.  It would be fun to tint the modge podge with some alcohol ink for different affects. I then used hot glue to apply a ribbon around the edge.  The black dots on the boards are fabric flowers that I adhered to magnets.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Woodstock SWARM III

Last weekend was a BLAST!!!  I have SUCH a great group of gals. LOTS of FUN!!

Here are a couple of pics:

This is what the room set up looked like. We had 25 very talented ladies attend.

This is one of the posters I created to add some fun.  Our theme was "Lucky Girls", using lady bugs, shamrocks, and all things lucky! It was St Patrick's Day after all!

Here are the goodies we made up for each lady.  My good friend at Fancy Nancy's Cookies did the yummy cookies. I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More to make the purse.  They were filled with stamps and a punch.  I used 18" paper to make the size bigger.  The font on the purse is from Quarter Note ... LOVE that font!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Woodstock SWARM III

Very exciting week!!! My third Swarm is this weekend, the 17th and 18th. We are having a "Lucky Girl" theme.  I have been working on the decorations and goodies all week.  Don't have any pictures to post, as I don't want to ruin the surprises, but let's just say .... I'm Having FUN!!!

We are having beautiful weather here in Georgia, and I'm enjoying it from my craft room!

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