Monday, March 9, 2015
"Common Sense" Wall Hanging or Scrapbook Page by Linda Hess
I began by hitting Microsoft Word and creating the copy and size that I wanted for my piece. I decided right away that I wanted the saying to be big & bold, so I made it as large as possible. I also wanted it to be eye catching, so I altered the typeset throughout the piece. I copied it on regular printer paper although it could be printed on vellum or fancier scrapbook paper. Once printed, I cut a curve to the edges, checked the size and made adjustments for it to fit on the page.
The background page is a piece from my stash. On the back it is marked "Creative Imaginations" and "#4616 Blue Blocks". I love the waterbrush look of this paper! On top of this I glued a piece of handmade paper from a previous tutorial. I preserved the rough edges because they give a organic look to the piece that accompanies the pressed flowers.
Speaking of pressed flowers, I used "petals" on this piece that I pressed before the holidays when the "burning bushes" were in full color. I pressed leaves using the Garden Press (http://arnoldgrummer.com/garden-press.html). So EASY!! A bit of tacky glue is perfect to attach the petals to the page. To attach the seed bead center, squeeze on a blob of glue and sprinkle on the seed beads. Press into place.
Final touch, a couple of leaves (decorative accents) with tacky glue.
I hope you have enjoyed this simple project. See you next time :-)