July 25, 2011
Susan created this Believe frame for our CHA booth and we've had so many requests for instructions on how to make it so....here it is.
Really, this is a simple project that makes an excellent class or Make & Take. It's super easy and yet it's an amazing home decor piece in minutes.
First of all, Susan started with her favourite Bible verse. She printed it out on the bottom of an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cream cardstock, eliminating the first word (Believe) from the verse before printing. She added extra pieces of the same cream cardstock onto the ends of this one and trimmed them all to fit into a $3 black frame she bought at Walmart.
Then she took the large XL Expressions Clear Word title: BELIEVE
and trimmed patterened paper to fit. She peeled the film off of both sides of the acrylic word, and adhered the paper that she trimmed onto the back of the acrylic with several small dots of Zip Dry. ( If you use small amounts of Zip Dry, and keep them around the outside perimeter of the word, they'll be virtually invisible.)
When that was done, she took a dryer sheet and wiped down the front of the acrylic. (This will eliminate the static charge present and make working with glitter a lot easier, trust us).
She stamped around the edges of the word, on the top of the acrylic with a swirly stamp and some Timber Brown Staz On ink from Tsukinecko. When the ink was dry, she outlined some of her stamped designs with a Quickie Glue Pen from Sakura and then sprinkled the project liberally with glitter. She shook off the excess glitter and adhered this word Believe to her cream cardstock, completing the verse.
There are many XL Expression Clear Words to choose from:
Family, Memories, Believe, Faith, Live, Love, Hope, Laugh, Together, Create
What will you put on your sign??
Very pretty and creative!!
Love the techniques you used on the word!
I would use the word Faith!
Posted by: michelle | July 25, 2011 at 01:30 PM
That is going to be my next frame...
Worry ends when FAITH begins! It is one of our new Large Expressions Words
Posted by: Clear Scraps | July 25, 2011 at 07:39 PM
I love it!!!
Posted by: Adora | July 25, 2011 at 08:49 PM
Very pretty!!!! Love it!
Posted by: Karen Day | July 25, 2011 at 10:57 PM
What is the verse you used?
Posted by: Lea Ann | September 02, 2011 at 09:36 AM
@Lea Ann: this is John 20:31, from the King James Version I think. Great verse, right? I think it's one of Susan's favorites!
Posted by: Cathy | September 02, 2011 at 10:55 AM