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« on: October 05, 2013 02:38:14 PM »

My neighbor's son is having a birthday this weekend. A couple weeks back, I painted 4" x 4" with sea creatures corresponding with the letters in his name. And then I was stuck... what should I turn them into??

I posted them in art and got some great advice, ideas and encouragement from Craftster friends about what they could become. With their help, I made this book!





It's an accordion book with cardboard covers that I glued dictionary pages to. I painted a watercolor and acrylic background to look bubbly and then painted a number 2 over it since it's his second b-day.



I mounted each of the paintings onto card stock that I had painted a black checked border on. I mounted that on a bright colored construction paper for an extra pop and glued them to the accordion pages.



Craftster members encouraged me to make it in a way that it could be displayed so the accordion style works well. If he wants (or if Mom wants), it can be pulled out and put on a shelf or table.





I'll be delivering it later today. I sure hope he likes it!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013 03:10:14 PM »

Very nice - keep us posted on the birthday boy's reaction!!   Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013 06:12:44 PM »

Turned out wonderful, but I have to come expect no less from you. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013 06:47:19 PM »

Beautiful! What a lovely keepsake.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013 12:02:32 AM »

A beautiful gift!
The birthday boy and his family will love it.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013 01:13:24 AM »

You did a beautiful job with this! They look great all put together as a book!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013 11:38:30 AM »

Wow, of course he will love it!  The colors are absolutely VIBRANT.

My only issue with them is I'd want one for every year of his first 18!! Cheesy  It's possible that I love it too much. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2013 03:44:10 PM »

Awww, thanks!! I don't think I'll be making him one for the next 18 years but it is fun to have a little one to craft for Smiley.

We figure that if we play our cards right, he'll help us pull weeds when he's old enough!
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2013 03:51:49 PM »

I like your thinking. Cheesy Cool
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2013 08:19:19 PM »

Just adorable!
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