DAY THREE: Welcome to Day 3! My goal is to blog daily this month so I can share some projects and cards I made long ago, but never blogged about.
My husband and I enjoy making things to donate to charitable auctions when we have the opportunity, and this is one of the handmade items we made for last Spring’s annual Clark County Association of Realtors Dessert Auction, which raises money for RPAC. Dale made two pairs of earrings and I made two custom picture frames during my self-described “All Things Must Be Mod Podged!” kick.
I was inspired by this super cool ‘The Magic of Oz’ paper from Graphic 45. They really have such beautiful printed papers!! I bought the paper when my husband was in the Broadway Across America production of Wicked in Portland, OR last year so I could make him a mini scrapbook about his night on stage in the Emerald City… and someday I will share it on my blog! There was plenty of leftover paper, so I used a craft knife and cut out the playing cards of the famous character from the Wizard of Oz. I love the “There’s no place like home” quote and cut that out for the frame, too.
I covered the blank MDF frame with some emerald green (of course) paper from the collection and added a nice layer of Mod Podge to it. I also decoupaged each card and attached them to the frame in a fun, mish-mash order. There were no good images of the famed Ruby Slippers to cut out, so I drew a slipper on the back of some shimmery red paper and hand cut it so I could attach it near Dorothy and the “There’s no place like home” quote.
Of course, I had to line the edge of the frame with matching sparkly red ribbon, so I added adhesive all around the frame and then carefully laid down the ribbon and trimmed off the excess for future projects. The finishing touch was to add ruby red and emerald green gems all over the frame after adding the final layer of Mod Podge.
My friend Terry E.-P. won this frame in the auction, so when I visit her lovely house, I smile when I see this picture frame in her entryway. 🙂 Thank you for reading my blog post and I’ll “see” you tomorrow!Pin It