Taking inspiration from This Thread at Craftster, I went to the dollar store and picked up 3 8×10 frames. They were all split at the corners, but a little wood glue fixed them right up. I also spray-painted them blue to match the revamped clock I made earlier.
I tried to get a size reference shot, but any further away and my camera wouldn’t focus on it.
Fleur De Lis
Butterfly, shape taken from a sticker I bought, scanned in and enlarged.
Tribal Ravens/Wings. I found this one specifically for Jesse. The artwork is from here.
This is the first time I have hung pretty much anything on my walls since my first apartment 8 years ago. I think I just never bothered because I always lived in rentals. I am definitely enjoying the look and feel of having things you enjoy looking at hanging on the walls.
My printer paper is super thin. You can see the magazine strips though it – I found that out after I had cut out the tribal ravens/wings. I re-traced them onto photo paper and re-cut them out. It was a pain. Luckily, I was smart enough to print the butterfly directly to the photo paper and just skip the printer paper all together.
Using an exacto knife is much easier than using scissors .
A paper cutter is a life saver!
Larger designs (like the fleur de lis) seem to work better than the smaller tribal designs – and are easier to cut out!
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