Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Two blog posts in one must be summertime!

Well the other day, the boyfriend said he needed to get a frame for a picture of us from my sister's wedding.  However...I got thinking.....and I told him not to worry, I'd come up with something.

Picture frames are a fantastic gift for anybody, and there are a million ways to make them personal! All you need is a quote and some art and craft supplies!

For this particular frame, I got the picture idea from something I saw online....and found the quote online as well....but I drew it out on the wooden frame and grabbed by wood burning kit and burned away. Of course I had to be super careful though...because I usually used the tapered tip for writing....and guess what decided to break as I was in the middle of working away?  That is correct...the tapered tip.....and, in a rush I went to Michaels, but they were out of those replacement I had to make do with another tip.

Now, because I'm a perfectionist, I may have "goofed up" on the first one and redid it entirely...

But, either way, I'm definitely happy with the end result!  And, my boyfriend loved it!  The best part of this project?  The frame is only $1.50!

And now back to painting...


Monday, 14 July 2014

I can't believe I didn't post this yet!

So the wedding happened a week ago and I can't believe I didn't post a picture yet!

Believe it or not, I did take a couple "before" burning shots...However, my phone is ridiculous and I think on the the photos didn't save...And because of this, all I have is an "after" shot.

I used my usual wood burning kit and a wood piece I purchased from Michaels.  Whatever you do, always make sure you sketch it out lightly on a piece of wood before actually diving in.

*Another helpful little tip:  Use compressed air to blow all the eraser shavings out of the areas where you've done your wood burning (after you've gone over your sketching and erased the lines).

This is what I made for a part of my sister's wedding gift: