Thursday, 23 July 2015

It's been forever since I've posted!

Hey friends,

I know it's been a long time since I've posted on this blog, but I have barely had any time this year for anything!  However, now that it's summer break and I'm finally getting my energy (and sanity!) back, I finally have a bit of time to do things I enjoy doing.

And, the first thing I've created this summer is actually a gift for a family member.  The only thing I wish is that I had been able to find a similar frame that was slightly bigger because I feel so bad that the image is so small!

If you want to create something similar, here's what you need:
-Wooden frame
-Wood burner
-Pencil & eraser (for sketching)
-A quote
-Possibly a map....
-Scrapbooking markers/pens

Here's what you need to do:
1. Sketch out your frame.  Because the person I was making this was moving away, I added locations into the mix.  I also added a quote that really fit.
2. Sand any uneven corners down.
3. Carefully burn your sketches & quotes.  I had to stop a few times because I find that my wrist often hurts after a certain period of time.
4. Colour in anything you wish to colour
5. Pop the picture in!

Here's how it looked closer to the beginning
It's getting there...
So close!
Et voila!  The final product
This makes a great keepsake and I guarantee the person who receives this gift will love it!
It's so easy to personalize. You could do something similar for a birthday, best friend, wedding, retirement, anything really!

And don't worry friends, I've already got the next creation done for my next Blog post!

Happy crafting!


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