Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Iron Craft Challenge - Week 12
- a small hole punch
- X-acto knife
- my computer and printer
- an extra long shoe lace
Step 1: surf Google Images for Little Golden Book Covers and save selected images on your computer
Step 2: Crop images as needed (I use Picasa to edit my photos) and print images (5X7 format) on regular paper.
Step 3: Using a paint brush, apply a coat of modge podge to each of the 5X7 mat board cards.
Step 4: Lay your printed picture face down on a smooth surface and press the mat board card on to it (you should be able to see the printed area through the back of the paper). Use an X-acto knife to trim the paper not affixed to the mat board card.
Step 5: Apply a thin coat of Modge Podge to the image. This will seal it to the mat board. The paper may buckle in some spots. Do not attempt to smooth them out. They will disappear once the modge podge dries (over night)
Step 6: Use a hole punch to punch holes around the borders, images, shapes, etc.
Step 7: Give the sewing card and a long shoe lace to a child and enjoy the peace and quiet.