I had to wait till today to share this one as it was a gift for my incredibly wonderful niece and I didn't want her to see it ahead of time. :o) Hugs and birthday wishes out to MC!
I am trying hard to give gifts we make/create/bake/etc in some way as much as possible, so it was a challenge as to what to give a 22-year-old college senior for her birthday. I decided to go with some original things - ones you can't buy, which makes them extra special.
I started by
Then, I turned the picture black and white and used the charcoal brush and the edger to give it a black and white sketch-like appearance. I emailed it to myself, saved it to my computer and then printed it from there on a piece of regular, white 8 1/2" x 11" copy paper.
Then...it was time for the Mod Podge! LOVE that stuff! I purchased a package of 8"x10" canvases - perfect to work with.
Here's where the first bit of washi tape comes in... the picture was smaller than 8"x10" so I had a bit of white showing. I covered the edges of the canvas frame and the white that showed with a lovely green tape!
Here's the finished piece:
Part 2 was a journal. I had oodles of fun with washi tape first on the outside cover. Just go at it! I went with a bit of every color I had purchased from a special at Pick Your Plum. They have daily specials of a single item or series of items every day of the week. I got the tape for a great price and LOVE it!!!
Then, I went into a woman's magazine I had sitting around and snipped out fun words that spoke to me of her. I added them with Mod Podge as well and viola! On the inside cover, which you can't see in the picture, I went into Tagxedo and popped in words that have meaning for her world (people, things she does, her school and such) and made a word shape for her. Here is a sample of one I did using words from my blog:
|I will work on a blog post about this by itself - its LOTS of fun to do!|
That was fun and she loved them both, so all good!
Hope everyone has a wonderful and creative Sunday!