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« on: September 29, 2013 06:27:50 PM »

This is my first post in the More Art, Less Craft forum... Wasn't even sure what to title this masterpiece... but I got the idea directly from Mark Montano's Big-Ass Book of Crafts, my FAVORITE book, and I made this as a gift for my friends' upcoming wedding.

I strayed a bit from the materials Mark Montano used, based on what I had- instead of gluing the branches onto colored paper and framing it in a picture frame, I spray painted a canvas that I had painted a simply hideous picture on that had been hiding under the bed, then built a frame out of balsa which I painted brown and glued right onto the canvas. It was my first time ever touching balsa and it was fun! You can't tell much in the pictures, but I spray painted the branches red, which I think looks awesome on the light blue background and makes it more playful. Oh, and I cut the flowers out of text from old issues of Bitch magazine  Grin Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out.

Does it need more flowers?







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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013 07:54:36 PM »

Good job on making it work with what you've got -- it turned out great!  And I like the simplicity of it, so I'd say don't add anything.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013 01:58:49 AM »

Looks amazing Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013 08:21:36 AM »

you have just the right amount of flowers on it! It is lovely Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013 05:16:34 AM »

Simple but oh so pretty. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2013 09:28:48 PM »

looks great! 
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