A fascinating account of writing, reading, and eating...Now with added mommy tales.
Holli Hagan-Rice is an aspiring writer who likes to read and cook! She adores her son, Speed Racer, and her husband. Working full time and being a mommy makes for interesting times.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
DIY Postcard Art Project
I wouldn’t say that I’m particularly crafty. I don’t craft for the sake of crafting. But if I have a need or want something specific I will try to make it myself if I can.
I found these prints months ago online. I really wanted them
but I couldn’t afford them and I didn’t really have a place to put them. We
turned our library into a nursery and there wouldn’t really be another place in
the house they could go.
I love these art deco posters and they come in a variety of
sizes including postcard size. I’ve collected postcards since I was a kid. So I
didn’t mind ordering them as postcards even if I didn’t have a way to display
them; especially since the postcards were not expensive.
About a month ago I started a new job; with my new job came
a new office to decorate. So I found a use for my pretty postcards. I decided
to find a way to display them in my new office. I just finished the project
today. I think they turned out great.
There are all sorts of beautiful postcards out there that
could be easily displayed this way.
8 5x7 canvases
I pulled out a sheet of scrapbook paper and put the canvas on top. I cut the ends so the sides would lay down correctly and then secured the edges with Modpodge.
I sat the covered canvases aside and let them dry. I could have Modpodged the postcards directly onto the covered canvases but I didn't want to damage them.
So, instead I affixed the postcards with the photograph corners. It tool a little doing to get them straight but luckily the corner are not so sticky that the paper will rip if you make a mistake and have to pull them back up.