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Silhouette Sunday – Map Art

24 Jun

Silhouette Sunday whoop whoop! I love my silhouette so so much. Have I told you guys that before? I actually tell it that every time I use it. And maybe give it a little kiss too. What? Is that weird?

Today I’m going to share my map art project! It was super easy with the help of my beloved machine.

Supplies:

Canvas

Silhouette

Scotch 3M quick dry adhesive

Coordinating pattern papers

Pins (for marking the map when you are done)

I used my map USA cut file which cuts each state individually. I just alternated the different papers so that the different patterns would be somewhat random and more fun to look at. After the cutting was done I just applied the map to my canvas with my 3M adhesive. It’s that simple, really!

 

I decided to put a key on my canvas for the different colors of pins we are going to use. We are marking places where we have been together and separately. Should be fun to watch the map fill up from our travels!

 

Mother’s Day DIY

11 May

*Spoiler Alert* – Mom stop reading now and don’t come back to my blog until after Mother’s Day! I do have to note that this will greatly effect the traffic to my blog since my Mom is pretty much my only reader. Just kidding…I know I have about 3 others who visit. I love you 3 other readers.

Ok on to the DIY! I really enjoy the look of art and photos on canvas. I think it is a great alternative to a frame and looks nice when hung on the wall or propped up in a stand. I decided it would be fun to whip up a small canvas for my Mom for Mother’s Day. I wanted something meaningful but a little more sophisticated. I guess my hand prints just won’t do the trick…too old?


I chose a 5×5 canvas because I thought it could go anywhere. Perfect size for a table top or would look great hanging in some sort of grouping on the wall. I picked the grey chevron well because it’s chevron. Duh.  I chose that quote because it is so special to us. Of course I have read the children’s book that it’s from, but I mostly remember my Mom just saying that to me. Or singing it when I was young. Even still when I’m having one of those days she will sometimes reply to all of my complaints and grumpiness with those words.

It is extremely easy to put together. I just cut my paper to size, dry brushed a little acrylic paint to the canvas and applied the chevron then the quote. The glue I use for applying anything to canvas is my 3M Scotch quick-dry adhesive. It is great for these kinds of projects. I have used it when applying a photo to a canvas and it didn’t damage or effect the photo quality at all.


I think this would look fabulous in a nursery or children’s bedroom. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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