Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Two More Porch Gallery Projects

Today you get two projects for the price of one.  This is partly because I forgot to take a lot of process pictures for one of the projects, oops! First up is a simple project that involved fabric flowers and a cardboard letter.  The R is for our last name: Rogstad
I wanted to keep to a green and ivory color scheme so I went to Hobby Lobby and chose flowers that I thought would work.  I start by cutting up the flowers to get pieces to glue on the cardboard letter.
I used scissors to punch holes in the cardboard and stuck the flower stems through the holes starting with the larger flowers.
I then used a glue gun to secure the flowers in place.  I wasn't a fan of the gaps that I was seeing between the flowers that I selected so I grabbed some moss from my craft closet and began glueing it into the gaps.  I had to really play around with things until I got the look that I wanted.
Then I painted the sides and back with a gold craft paint.

You may notice in the above picture that I have this project mounted on the wall.  I have actually put up my gallery wall on the porch but you will have to wait a few days for the big reveal!  The shelf that my R is sitting on is an antique book that I purchased at an antique store a few week ago.  Umbra makes some cool floating book shelves that you can purchase here.

My next project is a decoupage project using old sheet music and the sketch feature of my Silhouette Portrait.  For this project I also used an oval wooden plaque from Hobby Lobby and gold craft paint.  I chose a flower sketch from the Silhouette online store. Then I put an oval around the sketch roughly the size of my plaque.
I then selected the sketch flower and ungrouped the shape which can be done from the object drop down menu.  I put the sheet music on my mat and loaded the mat into my Silhouette Portrait.
I removed the blade from the machine and replaced it with a black sketch pen.  I wanted the branches of my shape to be black so I selected all the other parts of the shape except that part and marked them as no cut in the cut settings window.
I then sent it to my Silhouette and made sure to select the sketch pen instead of the blade.
I then repeated the same process with a green sketch pen for the leaves and a red sketch pen for the flowers.
Finally I set all of the sketch design as no cut and selected the oval and set it to cut. I put the blade back into the machine. I used the same settings that I used to cut book pages from this project.

I then used Mod Podge to attach my sheet music oval to the wood plaque.  After it dried I put a layer of Mod Podge over the sheet music to give it a nice finish.  The ink in my sketch design did bleed a little but I liked that because it added to the character of the piece.
After the Mod Podge dried I painted the sides of the plaque with gold craft paint.
So there you have it, two more simple art projects.
Make sure to check back later this week or the beginning of next week to see the big porch gallery wall reveal!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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