today, we're going to start with the monogrammed multicolored scallops piece. i know that sounds weird, but you'll get it when you see it.
here's what you need:
- a piece of poster board (i used bristol board, but posters are much cheaper) cut down to 8x10 (or whichever size you prefer)
- an assortment of paint chips (aka: paint sample cards), which you can get for free from any home improvement store
- a circle punch, which you can get at walmart or any craft store
- a glue stick
start out with your paint chips and circle punch. punch as many circles out of the chips as you can. i used a 1.5 inch punch, because it fit better with the paint chips than a larger punch would have.
next, apply glue to the backs of the circles and press them to the poster board in a row. (you arrange these in any order you wish, grouping the colors together or in a particular order or completely randomly.) the next line should overlap as shown in the following photo:
tip: start at the top, working your way down, and don't apply them firmly until you're sure of their position, in case you want to scoot one over a tad.
after they've all been applied, you should have overlap on all four sides of the board. with the back facing you, trim the edges with your scissors.
when you're done it should look something like this:
you can either leave it like this to frame or you can monogram it. to monogram it, in a word document, type your chosen letter at a point size that will fill most of the sheet (this varies from font to font). then highlight the letter and, in the font editing section, choose "outline". you can then print it and cut it out. i recommend printing on cardstock, because it won't show glue as much as printer paper does when applied to your artwork.
this is what it looked like when i was finished:
|i took this before i attached the M.|
it may sound like a lot of steps, but this whole project, from start to finish, was so fast that i was able to do it during one of mack's naps. still think it sounds like too much work? well then you should enter to win one!
that's right, i'm giving away a carlia original! ;) the winner will get a ready-to-frame 8x10 with the monogram of their choice. the winner will be chosen at random and announced on friday, may 4th at noon. as always, to enter all you have to do is follow me (if you aren't already a follower) and leave a comment with your email address and letting me know you would like to be entered (US & canada residents only). easy-peasy!