As I mentioned yesterday in my Gallery Idol post, (psst...vote here) Elmer's Glue-All and I took our relationship to the next level this past week (which is why I felt I should refer to him with his proper "Glue-All" name instead of "white school glue."). What started this new-found love? Why, it was this gorgeous masterpiece from Craftastical:
Photo from Craftastical Blog
Isn't that the most gorgeous thing you've ever seen? Really makes me miss my old monogram-"C" just doesn't do it for me. Nonetheless, I thought it would be fun to try and use the same idea with a stamp: Unity's So & So Loves. So while my husband sat down to watch Das Boot, I sat down with a bunch of 1/4 inch strips of paper, cutterbee scissors, tweezers, a foam brush, and Elmer's. Three hours later the movie was over and this was finished (as well as some tasty chocolate chip cookies because that's the type of good wife I am):
I started off by stamping the image using PTI white ink. Since it was a bit hard to see, I stamped it again on some scratch paper, then used that image as a reference to cut all the pieces to length. I did one tree at a time, cutting all the lengths, then gluing them on to match the image. The letters I did free-hand because I'm wild like that. Extreme close-up:
I stamped the bird on red paper, cut him out, then put little support pieces behind him to hold up near the edge of the paper. Certainly not as sophisticated and elegant as my inspiration piece, but sometimes I'm more of a camp-craft-y gal, know what I mean?
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