Arts and craft projects
Repurposing a greeting card3:26 PM
Another hectic week over here!
Mumbai is going to polls for the State election on Wednesday, and for an obscure reason, Ishita's school decided the kids needed to have this Tuesday off as well. As a result she will be in school only two days this week. Friday being the parent teacher meeting. Then, we have a three weeks long Diwali vacation. Needless to say that all the blog schedule and work plans I had are pretty much going out of the window. To keep Ishita busy in this heat today I took some old bits of cardboard out, lined the dinning table with old newspapers and let her go wild with her poster paint while I got busy with a project of my own.
I am in the habit of saving cute greeting cards my family and friends send me. You know...just in case. I have two that are particularly cute and wanted to use as wall decor for a while. And with my working on the study a lot these days, I found a use for them. And because it would just be too simple and so un-me to just use a bland generic photo frame to display them, I made one.
All I needed for that little project was a piece of packing cardboard (I save these from old shipping boxes) and of course an old greeting. After cutting my cardboard to the desired size and shape, I used acrylic paint to first pain a blue background. Then I glued the greeting in the center before adding a painted pattern to my blue background.
I did that pattern in two steps. First I used a teal acrylic paint to paint barely visible circles and flowers on the blue background. Then, I used a pink glittery 3D liner (I love that stuff...I really do!) and drew twirls and swirls with it. I finally added a few finishing touch with a pearly white 3D liner.
The whole project took me an hour tops. Once the glitter all dried up, I took some double sided paint and "hanged" it on the wall in our study. And yes I took a picture, but the lighting was completely off, and I really really need to wash the giant doodle Ishita scribbled on said wall before taking a more decent picture and sharing it. Thing that is unlikely to happen before we get back from vacation.