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24 Feb

Happy Freestyle Friday: Super Cute idea I found from a fellow Mom blogger. I am attending a baby shower this weekend. I may add this to my gift. enjoy!

Ok. So I know this word has been redundant in my blog but this project really is SIMPLE! Every nursery needs an ABC artwork so why not integrate your baby’s name into it and make it personalized?

It started with a black frame that I got from Ikea’s AS IS section. I had no use for it but b/c it was dirt cheap, I figured I would use it ‘someday.’ Surely enough, I did and it serves its purpose fairly well!

I had to paint the frames stark white b/c nothing in Zoey’s room is black. 

Got these white glitter (subtle) letters from Michaels. They always have 40% off coupons on their website so print them out and utilize them. 

From my scrapbook stock paper collection, I chose a pale pink as the background and a patterned blue as the letters for Zoey’s name.  

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Freestyle Friday: Get Yo’ Craft On!

18 Nov

 Today, we are repurposing an old t-shirt and turning it into art.  I had this really great Christian t-shirt.  Unfortunately, like most mothers I was wearing it while doing the laundry and you guessed it, I got bleach over it.  However, I refused to throw it away with hopes I could do something really cool with it.  Well, I found a great use for using the graphic from my bleached out shirt and turned it into artwork for my home office/bead room.  By the way, this is totally super easy to do. 

Here is my shirt. I loved the “Heiress” and Roman’s 8:17 scripture. I felt like royalty in this shirt. 

My "bleached out" shirt, hole and all.

This is the list of supplies: 8×10 Canvas, I scored this one at Michaels when they had the buy one get one for a penny.  Mod Podge, my favorite craft supply, the Mod Podge rolling-pin(a must), matching acyclic paint in gold and silver or any color of your choice and tacky glue.

The "royal" court

 The first thing I cut out the design on the shirt and then I used these color acrylic paint which I got on a super deal again at Michaels.

I poured out the paint on a paper plate and pulled out the canvas to paint.

I used an old (dry) dish cloth, first using the gold paint  in a dapping technique on the canvas. Make sure to not use too much paint.

This is the finished product.  I really like the hint of white that stills shows through. It almost looks like an “antique.”  I used the same technique as above with a pewter silver color to go over the gold parts. It was a great addition.

Now you want to take your t-shirt and measure it on the canvas. You can make it wrap around or cut it exact.  I cut it directly around the letters however, I think next time I do this I will just cut around the words.

Take a liberal amount of Tacky Glue and coat the area where you will place the shirt.

Take a rolling-pin like the one Mod Podge sells and roll out all ceases or dents in the shirt. I love this little tool. A great investment.

Roll Baby, Roll!

Once it dries which will be about 15-20 minutes. I pulled back out my old (dry) dish cloth and added some more acrylic paint.

Final touch which is my favorite part. I really like Mod Podge. This stuff is like a crafters drug of choice. (Just Say Yes!) Take a black sponge brush, you can find these in the art department rather cheap at any craft store. Dip in the Mod Podge, I used the Gloss which is a glue and sealant all in one. Brush across shirt area and canvas.  I let this dry overnight, you don’t have to but it was late at night and I had to get to bed.

The Final Touch: Viola! You have just taken a shirt and repurposed it into artwork. You’ll think twice now before throwing them away now won’t you?

 

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