Because the bathroom has taupe walls and white trim, I decided to add some color using a shower curtain I already had. It is white, green and blue. I had no luck finding any artwork that went along with the curtain, so I went to my large stash of paper and found some that would work perfectly. I knew I wanted to do something with birds. They have been very trendy lately, and I like the way they look. I started out by deciding that I just wanted to print out some birds using my Cricut and Sure-Cuts-A-Lot. I just thought that I would mount them on some paper and then frame them in some pretty white frames. I then went to a few stores to see if I could find any cheap frames. I found some at Wal-Mart that were a few dollars, but were brown. I figured I'd just paint them white. Then, I went back to the craft department and found some wooden rectangular plaques for $1.12. I knew exactly what I was going to do next! Here are the directions for the my project.
3 Wooden Rectangular Plaques
Cut out of your choice
Paper to mount the cut out on
First, I painted all of the rectangles white. You don't have to do the part where the paper will cover, just the edges. Next, I cut the bird out using my Cricut. Then I cut the background paper (5 x 7). I then glued the bird on the background paper. Once it was fairly dry, I painted the Mod Podge onto the plaque and placed the paper on the top of the glue. I then painted the Mod Podge over the paper and edges. It gives it a sealed finished look. (You can use either the matte finish or the gloss finish, I chose matte.) I put a total of three layers of Mod Podge onto the paper. The directions for the glue tell you to wait 15-20 minutes between applications.
Just think of what you could do with Halloween decorations. A very inexpensive way to decorate. Please post your creations and comments!
Have Fun! Laura