Love is in the air...
Hello CME friends Susan here to share with you two little projects I made for my girls for the up coming Valentines day. Jim and I are very blessed that our girls have chosen wonderful men to have in their lives. Amber is away at college and I thought it would be fun to make a LOVE wall hanging for her dorm. This was a fun and easy project to do! My second little project was for my oldest daughter Destiny and her husband Michael. A fun heart shaker magnet for her refrigerator or maybe mine if I decide to keep it LOL.
1) Trace the LOVE word on some pattern paper and cut out. Now I love two tone effects or wainscoting as some would call it. So you will need to cut both the top half and the bottom half of the word if you want to cover it as I did. Be sure to remove the protective film from both sides of the acrylic LOVE word before adhering anything to it.
2) Next I adhered the top of the LOVE words pattern paper (green) to the backside of the LOVE word. I did this cause I wanted to create a distressed look around the edges of the acrylic with Staz-on ink to give it a vintage feel. Tip- always use a solvent base adhesive when work with acrylic like Zip Dry or 3 n 1 both by Beacon.
3) I then adhered the bottom half of the pattern paper LOVE to the front of the acrylic word. On the front of the LOVE word I took a sticker from the CME kit and ran it in the middle tying the two pieces of paper to together like a finished belt. Finished with stickers, photo and a few embellishments I had in my personal stash.
1) I had this great photo of my daughter Destiny and my son n law Michael they sent me a few years ago in a Christmas postcard. I never wanted to throw it away and so this was a perfect way to recycle the photo.
2) Adhere two of the chipboard heart ring cutouts together and then adhere to the back chipboard piece to create a space over the top of the photo and to add the tiny flowers (from my stash). Adhere the acrylic piece to the layered chip hearts to create the shaker, don't forget to remove the film from the acrylic. Next with the final chipboard ring I traced and cut pattern paper to fit the chipboard heart ring. Adhere to the top of the shaker. I finished by adding a sticker and some ribbon/ flower (from my personal stash).
Happy Valentines and creative blessings,
Owner CME (Clear Scraps)