Monday, August 16, 2010

Wall Art

I wanted to create a piece of meaningful art to hang in our family room. I have always loved this quote (which was taken from a Hallmark card) and decided to incorporate it into this project. The three canvases of varying sizes are displayed on a metal plate holder. I used pretty papers and chipboard from the Bo Bunny "Flower Child" collection.

Admire the moon.

Be silly.

Take risks.

Look on the bright side.

Listen to your heart.

Don’t fear love.

Remember, it’s never too late.


Don’t run...face your fears.

Be an optimist.

Open a new window.

Laugh often!

Live today!

Speak straight and true.

Reach out!

Take time.

Be brave.

Life’s too short to be ordinary.

I formatted the quote in Microsoft Word and printed it directly onto patterned paper. I layered chipboard embellishments and accented them with jewels and decorative brads:

More chipboard pieces are layered over "grass" hand cut from "Free Bird" paper and nestled inside a machine-stitched frame. I love the 3-D effect of the layered canvases.

I attached the photo and papers to the canvases with spray adhesive. This was much less messy than trying to use Mod Podge. I hot glued the small 4x4 canvas with our family photo to the larger 10x10 canvas. This made the the bottom canvas a little top heavy and it kept tilting forward off of the plate holder. I remedied that little problem by simply tying the canvas to the plate holder with a piece of ribbon on the back.

This project was fun to make and it was so easy to use the coordinating product from Bo Bunny. Hope you enjoy it!

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