06 March 2012

Live. Laugh. Love.

I'm going to share something a little bit different today.  I've had this completed and hanging on my wall since last summer, but I've never shared it.  When we moved, I needed something for the powder room that wouldn't break the bank.  It all started with a thrift store find of an early 1910's dictionary with it's brown edges and broken spine.  We gently tore out pages, mod podged (I think that's a verb!) a blank canvas and placed the dictionary pages with little rhyme or reason.  And then we waited.  :)  Waiting was the most difficult part.  When the canvas was completed dry, we placed another coat of mod podge on top.  And then...you guessed it...waited.  (Click on the image for a larger view)
(You should have seen the looks from Mr. Sweetest Design.  He was not impressed with my gluing "old books" skills.  He didn't see my vision!).  When it was completely dry I started decorating it.  I used {retired} Friends 24-7 Damask image.  It suited my decor the best.  Those are big shot handmade chipboard lettters that pop off the canvas.  The lattice die is cut out of {retired} Barely Banana cardstock and basic black.  There's a scrap of burlap and an antique brad too.  

I have some other "decor" type things I haven't shared if you're interested.  Do you just come here for cards and scrapbook pages??  

Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by.

p.s.  If you're going to try this, please make sure the layers are DRY before proceeding; this will minimize the warping and bubbling on your project.  

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1 comment:

Carol said...

This is cool, Sherri. I pinned it! Thanks for sharing.


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