I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM
I’ve always admired the look of custom art projects featuring one of my favourite tools, stamps. So this year, I decided to make a year long commitment to creating 12 DIY art projects of my own – one for each month of 2012. I thought it would be a neat way to use my stamp collection, all the while creating some unique “seasonal” art. Once the holiday decorations came down, I cleared a special spot in my office and made plans to start.
The hardest part was selecting a quality frame. As I intended to reuse the same frame, I needed one which could withstand being opened and taken apart every month. I also needed one with some depth so that it could accommodate dimensional embellishment. Lastly, the frame colour had to work for all seasons, so after some consideration, I selected white as this years backdrop.
I came across this frame on sale at a local card shop on Boxing Day (Canada’s Post-Christmas Sale). I was delighted that the decorative “friends” matting was actually made of thin wood instead of paper. And lucky for me, the matting was reversible and came pre-painted white – saving me the added step.
And I selected the sentiment “Live your bliss” from Papertrey Ink’s Fillable Frames #8 and framed it with a stamp from Stampin’ Up‘s Favorite Things. I used the sample photo that came with the frame as a guide to help me place my “artwork” and used repositional double sided tape to adhere both the art and the sentiment.
This project was easy and fun – and took me much less time to complete than I expected. Stay tuned for next month’s framed art project – it’s sure to be LOVE-ly! All the best~ LM