Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gettin' my craft on!!

It feels like it's been forEVAH since I've done a fun printed craft.  I recently participated in a weekend boutique, and besides my usual hair accessories/baby items, I wanted to have some cute framed art to sell.

Rather than just stick a cute print into a frame, I decided to turn to my ever trusted Mod Podge and give it a little more character.  Instead of prints behind the glass, I mod-podged the print to the front of the glass, then put a couple coats of Mod Podge over the top of that.  It gave a glossy, fun texture to the finish of the picture.  I included a couple of shots with the flash on, just so you could see the reflection, and get an idea of what the finish looks like.  I SUPER love how they turned out:

And for my Mormon peeps:

I have soooo many ideas for variations on this project.  I created the above prints in several different colors, and I have a few more that I created, but haven't yet made into the final product.

Okay, I know the middle one is a little incongruous with the other two - but I have to admit it is sorta my favorite!!

I'm super excited to try out a new family subway art idea suggested by my brilliant friend Tanielle.   I'll keep you posted on how it works out!

I created all of the above pieces using MyMemories Suite scrapbooking software, although some of the quotes were inspired by things I saw on Pinterest.  As always, if you're interested in purchasing the software, you can use the following code to receive a $10 discount on the software, as well as a $10 coupon to use in the MyMemories store - a $20 value! Click here and use this code at checkout:


Linking up today with 2 of my favorite ladies for TTUT:

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Unknown said...

I am so not crafty... I have no earthly idea what mod podge is. But your use of it excellent.

VandyJ said...

Those look awesome. My mom used to do decopage (or whatever gluing pictures in a funky way was called back in the 70s).
I love the laundry quote too.

Jill said...

I'm not very crafty either, but I think I could create something like this! So cool!

Macey said...

I LOVE those! I especially love the punching one. :)

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Ha!!! I like the punch you in the face one too! ;) Very cool idea to do them on top of the glass!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I lve the small houses one! But, the punch in the face one is cute too. HA!

Rebecca said...

mg love these i want one or at least to have the talent to make one

Impulsive Addict said...

Well, I personally LOVE the "punch you in the face" one. That's my favorite threat. Not to Emma {yet} but it's coming her way soon.

Thanks for linking up my friend! xoxox

PS. Date night tomorrow night!!!! So excited!

Myya said...

Loooove those. My favorite was we do this we do that... Until I got to the punch you in the face one, that is TOTALLY my fav, yup I say thata lot! Lol

Emmy said...

The laundry one totally made me laugh especially compared to the other two. You are wonderfully crafty and creative. I saw the newborn wings you posted on your etsy shop. If I ever get big into the buisness aspect of photography again and am doing a newborn shoot I am so buying those!

Stacy Uncorked said...

What an awesome idea! And I'm with you, that 'punch your face' one happens to be my favorite, too. ;)

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