Saturday, March 20, 2010

caroline's monogram

it's about time....right?

i finally have this project finished. it's really not hard, i promise. you just have to wait for things to dry and when you have a baby, things always seem to take a little bit longer.

so, here's what you need:

- 12 x 12 wooden scrapbook frame
- letter of your choice
- scrapbook paper of choice
- blue painters tape
- sponge paint brush
- craft paint
- little paint brush
- glue (i used gorilla glue b/c we had it)

i first painted the entire frame white. about 3 coats.

once that dried, i taped off the frame leaving a little stripe around the edge.

then i painted the stripe pink. about 3 coats as well.

before it was completely dry, i pealed off the tape. i saw somewhere that when you are trying to get clean lines on a project like this, you should peal the tape before the tape dries. it gives you cleaner lines.

while i was waiting for the frames to dry, i painted the polka dots on my letters. instead of using the brush side of the paint brush, i used the handle. it gave me a more "dot" look and the dots were a consistent size.

once all the paint is dry, put your scrapbook paper in the frame and be sure to keep and use the cardboard that comes with the frame. its helps in the sturdiness when you add your letter.

line up you letter in the middle and glue. i let them sit and dry over night.

once dry, hang and enjoy!

i think caro likes it. what do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Ooooooo! I love it! Very cool! :) I like how it's different than every other monogram above a crib that I have seen!