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Topic: Recycled Calendar Inspirational Wall Art for my Girl.  (Read 556 times)
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« on: March 13, 2011 08:35:27 AM »

We just painted the entire interior of our home and are slowly decorating each room.  My 6 year old wants decorations that are "cool and not babyish" and on International Woman's Day I had the idea to honor the most fabulous woman in training that I know by making her this:



Sorry for the dark and glared photos.  Very gloomy here that day and even matte modge podge tends to catch a glare from a camera flash.  My daughters walls are actually a medium green color and not the grey that appears in the photos.

This was a big step for me as I have never had an art class and tend to work with textiles, sew, and refurb furniture.  I generally leave kind of stuff up to my more arty hubby.  My daughter loves it though and hugged me several times that day for it so I think it was a success.

The heart is layered calendar pages and though it doesn't show, has a ripple effect on the edges that makes it a bit 3-D.  The flowers are scrapbooking supplies, black marker is sharpie, and I used acrylic paints for the yellow on the background and the two outlines of the heart.  The whole things has two coats of modge podge on it and I used modge podge to adhere the recycled paper heart and my daughters photo as well.  I used a cheap canvas from Michael's and I used push pins and gross grain ribbon to cover the edges of it.  








The piece contains three quotes:

-There is no need to reach for the stars.  They are deep within you, just reach deep into yourself!

-Go confidently in the Direction of your dreams.

-If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it!  - William A. Ward
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011 02:25:41 PM »

This is great!  She is going to treasure it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011 01:16:27 AM »

How wonderful and cute idea Cheesy and what a wonderful thing for a girl to receive
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