It’s springtime here in the Midwest! And that means I’m ready to spruce up my walls.
For today’s project, I mixed digital elements with some papers hanging out in my stash to create a unique and personalized piece of wall art to hang in my bedroom.
When I saw the adorable Robin bird in Jenn Barrette’s Hop Skip Jump, my heart honestly fluttered a little bit. I’ve often referred to my children as my little birdies, so I knew I could take that element from the kit and create a cute piece of art personalized for our family. Even better, we’re expecting our third little bird late this summer, making this a really special piece to celebrate our growing family.
Here’s what I used:
- Hop Skip Jump by March guest designer Jenn Barrette
- My Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Design Studio software (optional – scissors work well, too)
- scrapbook paper in various shades and patterns of green
- cardstock or photo paper
- double sided adhesive
- glue pen (I LOVE the one from Martha Stewart)
- pop dots
- Martha Stweart Hydrangea craft punchs (both the single and multi-flower sizes)
This is one of the first time’s I’ve used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut digi elements, but it’s surprisingly easy. Once I choose my elements and sized them on my canvas, I printed those babies out and ran it through my cutting machine in no time flat.
Next, I raided my paper stash to find a variety of green for my tree’s leaves. I liked how these papers were fairly close in tone, but each had a different texture to give my finished tree a lot of interest.
To create leaves for my tree, I used my Martha Stewart craft punches. With our windows open, it was a little breezy inside, and more than once my pile of punched pieces flew onto the floor. I’m still picking up all the tiny punched pieces from under my work table! But once all those leaves were punched out, I was ready for the fun part – layering on all the leaves to create a three-dimensional tree.
I used a lot of different adhesives to get the pieces to stick on my project. On the larger leaves, I used small pieces of double sided tape. For some dimension, smaller leaves got a boost from pop dots. And on the teeny tiny pieces, I used my Martha Stewart glue pen to put a dot of glue just where I needed it.
Here’s a closer look at how I layered all those punched pieces to create my tree.
I’m so happy with how this turned out, and I know exactly where it will hang in our house. Once we’ve picked out a name for our new addition, I might even add all three of our kid’s names to the piece making it even more unique to our family.
Happy Spring! I hope you’re inspired to go make some personalized wall art of your own!!
Other Articles by sporte91:
- Personalized Clothes Hangers - July 13th, 2012
- Super Hero Masks - June 6th, 2012
- Hybrid Cupcakes - May 2nd, 2012
- Wine Glass Markers - April 11th, 2012
- Pencil Valentine Cards - January 25th, 2012