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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Momma's Day Pressies....i totally *heart* my Momma

Hello Friends!!

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! I was a busy little beaver, yes I know it's normally bee, but one thing about me is y'all KNOW I'm not normal!

This weekend I finished my craft room, I promise to get some pix soon. Altho when I was first starting it (which may or may not have been many moons ago) I'm not totally sure which camera I used to take the before pix. Yes, that's how this Momma rolls, lol!

Anywho, Saturday was a day of finishing up alot of little crafty things. I made my lil Buckeroo's teacher appreciation gift for Teacher Appreciation week. Also, made all the Momma's in my life their Momma's day pressies. I mean seriously what do you buy for the Momma that has everything she needs, house is completely (and wonderfully) decorated and if she doesn't have it she can buy it? Not to mention she's the world's best Momma EVA, and the best role model one could ever ask for?

Well I searched the web over and under until I found something that really touched my heart, this right here is what caught it:



Yea, I know it's a year old, but again, yep you guessed it this is how this Momma rolls.

Any way I had been wanting to try printing on tissue paper and I had an oval canvas just lying around (I know who has that??? alot of you i hope...)so I taped a piece of tissue paper to a piece of cardstock and printed it. Since it's just my sister and me I only had one print to do (I may or may not have printed the boy one and framed it for one's self...).


This may or may not be proof of said self done Momma's day pressie, lol!

So after another two weeks I gathered modge podge, the canvas, a sponge paintbrush, the print and some more tissue paper.


First, I modge podged the canvas and applied a plain piece of tissue paper and smoothed it out, make sure you put the modge podge on the sides of the canvas and then tap the tissue paper into it on the sides. Let it sit for about 30 mins or so, just where it's not too tacky.



Second, modge podge the top of the tissue paper, take your print and center BEFORE you adhere it to the canvas. Be careful to not have too many wrinkles, I did this by holding the print between my two hands and SLIGHTLY pulling and then gently setting it on the canvas. Quickly smooth out any wrinkles, then apply another coat of modge podge. Be careful to not go over it too many times because the ink can smear, I had a tiny bit of the heart smear, don't forget the sides again. Allow it to dry over night, and voila you are done! I didn't worry about hanging hardware because the canvas is so light weight that a simple nail at an angle can hold it.


So what do y'all think? I really like it alot, i mean like alot lot!



For the other Momma's in my life I found some great photo frames from my favorite store (i'll let you guess which one;D). My *favorite* guy spray painted them for me a neutral brown, and I printed them on heavy-weight card stock. Cut them to size and slid them in, and done!

In His Luv & Wisdom,
Michelle




2 comments:

amyg @ My 3 Monsters

I LOVE those prints you found!! Who cares that they're a year old. That just means there won't be six thousand craft bloggers making the exact same thing for their moms this year. I'm gonna' have to go find an oval canvas now and make myself a gift like you did. Thanks for sharing!!

Cristina Garay

Those prints are so cute!! They're going to my to do list! Thanks!

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