Tuesday, April 24, 2012

We Met.. We Wed.. We Lived

Amoungst the millions of adorable pins of currently have on Pinterest is this precious We Met, We Wed, We lived art. Too cute, right? I kept thinking I have to have make this.

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Now my sweet soon to be sister in law had this pinned on one of her boards. Pick out places that are special to you and make adorable wall art. Afer seeing this on her board I knew I had to make something similar with her in mind.

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Everyone loves a project that uses Mod Podge! Remember the old book I had so much trouble ripping up for this project? Well here it is back for a second round. I picked up a peice on compressed wood from Joann's. You can use a scrap plywood or what ever is laying around. I wanted mine to be light weight so the $4 was worth it.


I torn our the pages I would need and layed it out to make sure I had enought to cover the entire piece and see how they would all need to be layed out.


I started in one corner and generously brushed on the Mod Podge. Laying down one page at a time.


After all of the pages where down I allowed the Mod Podge to dry. I made sure that there aren't any page corners sticking up so that the next step goes smoothly.


Everytime I make a trip to Lowes I rummage through the clearance paints. A few weeks ago I picked up a few neutral colors in the sample size for $1 each! This is the first time I have used them.


I lightly painted on a thin coat of paint over the pages to give the background a textured feeling.


While the paint is drying I got out my craft Atlas, who's sole purpose is to be cut up for craft projects. I found the cities that my brother and soon to be SIL met in, will get married in, and will live. I use a simple heart template to trace the cities.



Now that the paint is completely dry I applied a small amount of the Mod Podge to the back of the hearts and sest them in place amoungst the page.


 Using a permenate marker I labeled each of the hearts.


Give the marker a minute or two to really set, then apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire surface and let dry completely.



I plan of finding a cute decorative  frame to place the piece in and will paint it white so that the maps have som contrast. Can wait to show this to my SIL!

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12 comments:

  1. What a neat idea!! Thanks so much for linking up at Jillify It!

    Hope you have a fabulous week!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  2. I have seen this too and love it :) Need to make something like this soon as well! Adorable!

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  3. Oh wow, Lani! This is fantastic. You are so talented with arts & crafts :)

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  4. Fabulous idea! My husbands birthday is coming up and I've been trying to figure out something to make him that would represent our life together - this is it!! Thank you so much for sharing the process!

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  5. What a cute idea! Great tutorial, you made it look fun and easy.

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  6. That is so cute! I love how you used old book pages as the background! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  7. I saw this on Pinterest and fell in love! You made the project 'your own'... gorgeous! I'm so glad I grabbed a couple of Alabama state maps from a rest area last month - I KNEW there would be something fun to do with them!!

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  8. A wonderful, heartfelt ;D and personal project.

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  9. A darling project, and it turned out great.

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