Sunday, September 13, 2009

Multi-Media Scrap Boards

Like my title? It's a really fancy way of saying "using up junk I have to make cute stuff." I had some 12x12 boards cut for another project and several left over. I had also noticed that I was being taken over by a multitude of impulse craft purchases such as scrap book paper, paint, ribbon and fringe, sticky rhinestones, Modge Podge...get the idea?
So after contemplating it for a while, I came up with the concept of a scrapbook page on a board. I actually had to give up scrapbooking because I would spend so much time on just one page that I could never finish a book. This way I can focus on one page, then hang it on the wall and admire it all the time.

Alicia's Birthday Board

This is my favorite board so far. I took a sepia toned photo and printed it on copy paper. I cut it out and burned the edges with a lighter (Please no one get hurt doing that). I painted a scripture on two small pieces of scrap paper and then burned around the edges of them as well. (The verse reads: My lover is mine, and I am his. Song of Songs 2:16)I applied a full size piece of scrapbook paper, because that just happened to be the size of my board, using Modge Podge. I have not mastered the art of MP yet, but a few bubbles never hurt anyone, right? I just continued layering as you can see. When the MP dried, I painted the rough edges allowing a bit of paint to come onto the front because it helps with the whole aged look I was going for. I hot glued some fringe to the back corners which made a little hanger--you can sort of see it on the last image. I also added a real metal hanger on the back for more support.

Lindee Come and Get It Board

This one is mostly painted. I painted two rectangles that would provide a frame for the photos. Then I glued ribbon around each frame. I found some huge bags of fringe and cording remnants at Hobby Lobby for about $3. That is why I went a little crazy adding the black sequined elastic and huge pink furry stuff on the edges. I hot-glued magnetic clips to hold the photos. They were a little sad looking so I added a rhinestone to each for good measure. At the top I just glued a whole bunch of foo-foo stuff, all of which can be found at the crafters' mecca, Hobby Lobby.

Does Anyone Have a Room This Would Go In Board

There is no way I could put this in Sweetie's room, so I am not sure why I made it. The Sunflower is glued onto the metal clip. I used a huge coffee can to trace the circle. I painted the letters but could have easily cut them out of scrap book paper and Modge Podge'd 'em, or you could even use sticker letters.


  1. These are adobable! Such cute ideas.

  2. Love it and gotta have it! How perfect would that be in Chanlyr's room! I LOVE MP! It is so much fun!

  3. Cute! I love these, also. I never got into scrapbooking, but I have millions of pages of stuff incase, I decided to do it someday.

  4. Those are so cool! I want to make one for our wedding pictures!

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