This is a clever intro. (Honestly I couldn't think of a clever introduction to the project, so I thought if I just typed "this is clever" it would fool you. Did it work?)
As a control-freak, worry-wort, my mind is always racing. A Bible verse that I need constant reminder of is in Philippians. "Whatever is true, whatever is right, whatever is praiseworthy....think on these things."
A friend recently posted that on facebook and it inspired me to make this wall hanging. It will hang in my living room to serve as a constant reminder about what to think about, and to let the control-freak worry-wort things take a chill.
Want to make one too? Here's how I did it:
First, pick your papers. Spend a lot of time doing this. Wonder where the paper you just bought is?
Settle on papers and get out your Slice die cutting machine. All your friends have more expensive Hobos and Gypsies or something like that. Laugh evilly as you think of all the money you saved by getting a Slice instead and how much you love it and want to marry it.
Start cutting letters.
Feed Fussy Baby puffs to snack on.
Meticulously use scissors to finish cutting out letters because your beloved Slice didn't cut all the way through the thick card stock. Have mean thoughts about the Slice and consider divorce.
Feed Fussy Baby more puffs and hope for FIVE MINUTES, please FIVE MINUTES!
Play with how to arrange the words. Do you want an 8x10 size? 12x12?
Shabang! Decide that the layered sizes of paper will work.
Spend 10 minutes looking for Xyron. Fail to find it and resolve to use a tape runner to painstakingly adhere everrry letter. Be grateful you didn't include the longer words of the verse, like "praiseworthy".
Discover where all the baby's puffs have actually been going:
Adhere all the letters. Make the "Whatever is" piece by layering scrap yellow card stock, white sticker letters, and brown kraft card stock.
Make funny faces at Baby who is now not fussy, but incredibly BORED. Watching Mommy craft must be mind-numbing. I have a feeling HGTV won't be offering me a show anytime soon.
Dig out the Mod Podge bottle.
Spend 2 minutes trying to pry off Mod Podge lid. Realize it has been far too long since you used it when the lid fights back. Decide peeling back the top this far is good enough:
Spend 4 minutes looking for paint brushes. Find none.
Use balled up paper towel to dip into Mod Podge. Shelac the heck out of your wall hanging. Shelac shelac shelac. Say "shelac" three times just for fun.
Let dry. Even though the Mod Podge is "matte," it leaves a distressed look to the papers.
Admire your handiwork.
Decide you just may marry the Slice afterall.
--this is my craft entry for a way cool contest! Wish me luck!
Also going to link up at:
My Romantic Home
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Crafty Friday @ Home Sweet Farm
Fun to Craft
Lit and Laundry
Me and My Bucket
Not Just a Housewife
Crystal's Craft Spot
Tute N 2sDays
House of Hepworths
Beyond the picket fence