Make It Monday!
Today is the First Official Day of SUMMER! Which also means — the longest day of the year!! I love the month of June! Partially because its summertime but mostly because its my Birthday Month! 😛
As my first project for “Make It Monday’s” I have made a Memo Board. Below you will find 2 different ones. The first one is one I made 5-6 years ago with I was a Close To My Heart Consultant, while the second one, is one I will give you step-by-step instructions with pictures of how to make it.
Summer Memo Board
**I purchased everything I got from Hobby Lobby out of their “The Paper Studio” section in addition to the canvas panel**
Things you’ll need:
- Mod Podge
- Paper Cutter
- Glue Dots
- Paper piercing tool
- 11 x 14 Canvas Panel
- 2 Sheets of 12 x 12 Paper
- 3 Rolls of Ribbon
- 16 Big Brads
Decide which paper you want to use — I decided for this project to go with the Water Waves (Item#407304) and Turtle & Fish Patchwork (Item#779967).
Trim the pattern you want to use in the middle (Water Waves) to fit the canvas. Since the panel I used here is 11 X 14, I trimmed the top off making the paper fit just below the 11 mark. For the outside pattern (Turtle & Fish Patchwork), I trimmed down the paper to 2.5 allowing the middle pattern to overlap a little.
In this step make sure you have something underneath to keep the work space you are working on clean of the Mod Podge, as it can be messy sometimes. First I adhered the outside pattern by putting the Mod Podge directly on the canvas board, one side at a time. (Be sure to work quickly, I have found it to dry fairly quickly). Secondly, I adhered the middle pattern making sure it overlaps each side of the outside pattern. Lastly, apply a top coat to ‘seal’ the paper down. Allow to dry 15-20 (just to be on the safe side that it is good and dry). Then apply another coat and allow to dry again for another 15-20 minutes.
Measure the ribbon of your choice out to cover up the seams between the middle and outside patterns allowing to go off the edge so it can it attached on the back of the canvas with glue dots. Here I decided to use the “White Canvas Ribbon” (Item# 834564). I used almost 3 rolls of it, but its okay because they’re only $0.99!
At an angle measure out pieces of ribbon about one to one and a half inch apart going one way then back again the other way as shown in pictures above. Once where you have them where you want them take them off one at a time numbering the pieces of ribbon and the board where they will be placed.
As you place them back on attached the ends of each piece of ribbon on the back with a glue dot. As you go the opposite direction go over then under the piece it is overlapping. This helps allow any picture or paper to stay in place when finished.
Here I used the different colored brads and put them through the ribbon at every “X” location. Using a paper piercing tool (mines from Close To My Heart I got back when I was a consultant).
Here is what the final project will look like minus the pictures and Summer written on velum paper with silver embossing powder. Hope you enjoyed!
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