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« on: September 22, 2013 12:33:38 PM »

Craftster friends, I need your help.

Our neighbors have a sweet boy who is turning 2 in a few weeks. For his birthday present I painted 4"x4" squares with a sea creature corresponding to each letter in his name. I had originally thought that I'd bind them into a book (somehow??) but now I'm not sure.

Do you think I should try to figure out a way to mount them together? How might I go about that without paying for an expensive custom frame? What about an accordion style book that could also be used as a display?

You are all so clever! I would love to hear your thoughts or ideas for the best way to finish these mini paintings because I'm STUCK!



J for Jellyfish



O for Octopus



R for Ray



D for Dolphin



A for Anemone



N for Narwhal


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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013 12:48:59 PM »

Wonderful gift and such talent! Smiley

To me this begs to be displayed. So the child and everyone else can enjoy them. I would get a board, cut and stain to suit, maybe route the edges, and then mount the letters.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013 01:41:46 PM »

I agree - those should be shown off! What kind of material did you use as a backing out of curiosity? For your bookbinding question that would be good to know.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013 02:10:39 PM »

I haven't backed them with anything yet. They are just thin (and fragile Smiley) old book pages.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013 02:11:32 PM »

You could make them into a bunting.

They are beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013 02:56:41 PM »

I like Bea's idea. The bunting would be so pretty and practical, too.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013 03:00:15 PM »

Oh yes! A bunting would be very sweet!
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2013 11:23:21 PM »

Akkordeon book mounted on thin wood plates. Bound in a way you can lay it flat and have his name spelled out. Later, you can mount it at the wall.
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013 05:31:44 AM »

I'd mount them individually to wood blocks with ribbon attached for hanging & then hang them from cuphooks on the wall of his room........or have them mounted onto one long piece of wood & then seal with resin to hang on or over his bedroom door.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2013 08:00:36 PM »

My idea for saving money would be to mount them by punching small holes in the corners, and hanging them by ribbon, knotted to keep them apart. What others are calling a bunting style garland. That way if they are later framed, that part could be taken off, and the tiny holes would not really show, or could be covered with a small bead or token shell, etc.

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