Monday, September 22, 2014

Shadow Box Keys

I've you've recently moved or have lots of good memories from an old home this is a project you'll love! :)

For this project I took an old house key that belonged to the front door of my grandparents house, the house that my Grandpa built from the ground up. Recently my Grandma has relocated into a more fitting patio home, but having lived in the house for so many years it is naturally packed with memories for her and for all of us.

I found this shadow box at Micheals Craft Store for relatively cheap and painted it as shown. The inner top of the shadow box has a frame hook hammered into it. After painting and attaching the hook I simply tied a loop of twine around the key and hook so that it hangs from the top section of the box.

Finally, I attached a second frame hook to the back of the box so that it can be hung on a wall. :)
I hope you enjoy this project! It's a simple project that holds a lot of memories and sentimental value.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

How To Create A Silhouette Painting

Step #1- Choose the silhouette you want to paint! These are easy to find for many things simply by searching a silhouette on your desired search engine and choosing images.
*Save the image to your pictures folder.
*Open a word document
*Adjust the page size to the size of your canvas.
*Insert your chosen image
*Stretch to fit the size you desire if necessary
*Print page
Step #2-Cut the image from the paper carefully.
*Tape together your beginning cut on edge of paper
*Place rolls of tape around the detailed edges of your picture and press the cutout onto your canvas. 
*Attach your pattern to the canvas by taping all 4 edges down. 
*Paint across the paper inward towards the uncovered canvas. (Never paint towards the pattern edge as this will scoop paint underneath your pattern.)
*Paint around all edges of your pattern.
Step #3- Carefully remove the pattern.
*Touch up any uncovered spots and complete your painting, adding any finishing touches that you desire. You may also be interested in:

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