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« on: September 13, 2004 09:18:31 PM »

I wanted to make a cute "installation" in my baby's nursery (I'm due Oct 1st and if I don't do it now, it won't be made anytime soon!) The $1 store had a gazillion 5x7 naked wood frames...I had to buy 12!
A llittle crackle finish, some decorative paper and decorative painting...
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I really feel like the colors are NOT entirely well-represented. I had a helluva time getting the right size of images to upload and my adjusting the pics seemed to make them a bit off.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2004 09:46:50 PM »

so cute.  are you making it a little poem?  I think that would be very cute....  and "bed" would be such a perfect b rhyme...
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2004 09:58:40 PM »

really, really cute...and congrats on the new little rugrat Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2004 09:48:12 AM »

Thanks sweet Craftsters!  I'm working on a few more today. Hopefully I can post them tonight.  Smiley

kategirl---there's no poem b/c the alphabet is a pre-printed faux retro giftpaper that i am using...but that would've been a good idea!
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2004 10:40:02 AM »

oh, I didn't realize it was giftwrap!  that is very cute paper.  so cute for the new kiddo's room!  what a great way to teach her/him letters! [says the daughter of the kindergarten teacher...]

and congrats!  I hope everything goes splendidly.  Smiley

"b begins blankets so snug on a bed..."   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2004 04:42:30 PM »

That turned out really nice and very colorful. I like it!

Did you do an undercoat on your crackle or is the color the wood frame color?
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2004 05:29:20 PM »

That turned out really nice and very colorful. I like it!

Did you do an undercoat on your crackle or is the color the wood frame color?

Thank you!  Grin
The frame is a naked wood. I painted the undercoat in a limey green muted down with some brown and paled down with a bit of white.  I could see how it would look a little woody.  Sit tight, b/c I'm finishing some other color combos tonight!  I look forward to share them with you  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2004 05:52:15 PM »

oh, I didn't realize it was giftwrap!

just the cream colored part with the letter and the picture are giftwrap...the rest is handpainted (including the polka dots) Wink

oh, and thanks for the well wishes!
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2004 06:27:35 PM »

I'll check back in later. You did great on that one.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2004 09:37:04 PM »

As promised, i've updated...got as far as the letter "C"  Grin
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