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November 16, 2011

Wandering Wednesday's {Creative Photo Uses}

I LOVE to decorate with photos.  ...And I am currently working on a project that will include the word HOPE.   I was originally going to mod podge with scrapbook paper and then wham, an idea hit me.  Why not mod podge photos of my family onto the words.  BRILLIANT!! Nothing spells HOPE more than my family and our "HOPES" for the future.  
First things first, select the photo you are going to print.  I used the one above.  Cut out two sheets of tissue paper a little bit larger than your 8.5 x 11 computer paper.  I taped the tissue paper to the computer paper.  I used a light tan, not white.  I am going for the aged look.  
 This is the picture printed out on tissue paper.  You will only use the printed layer.  Untape carefully from the computer paper it is very fragile.  
 Next comes the piecing part of the process.  I am placing this picture on the letter "H".  Obviously I can't run it straight across.  I cut it and made it fit.  
 I started with the two largest pieces.  I put down a VERY thin layer of Mod Podge.  You need to place your piece of tissue paper exactly where you want it.  It is so thin and delicate it will tear if you try to adjust it.   
 I used the rest of the photo and filled in the empty areas. I wrapped the sides of the picture around the edge of the H and then cut the excess off.  
 This process is designed to look aged.  I took an ink pad and aged and distressed even more.   

 Then I slopped on the mod Podge.  I have to SAY I LOVE IT!

Mod Podge is still drying in the few bottom photos.  Don't worry it will dry clear!
Can't wait for the finished project!  I "HOPE" you enjoy!!



Ruby Jean said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE it... What a Fabulous idea, can't wait to see the finished project displayed beautifully in your home.... :) Thanks for stopping by yesterday.. Have a GREAT day!!

Kierstin said...

Oh Stacie...this is beautiful!

Unknown said...

I absolutely love this...Fantastic idea!! I would love for you to share it at my "25 Days of Christmas" Linky party...

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