Being a Pinterest-enthusiast as I am, there is not a day when I have to remember to myself that I need to take some time to make just one craft a month. But then again, when you are trying to run a blog, have a baby, an elementary school daughter and a husband; who has time to craft?!?!?! Well I do, or at least I try to.
Today, we have the beautiful and talented, interior and graphic designer, Gloribell, from I Don't Know How She Does It! guest posting. For those of you who haven't discovered Gloribell's inspiring blog, you can find her, here. Her site is full of amazing decorating how to's and ideas as well inspirational DIY projects and crafts. Be sure to visit!
Give Me An 'E' !
By Gloribell Lebron
So today I'm going to be combining two elements that have always captivated me and make it into one. Those elements are big decorative letters and black and white photos. This easy tutorial will require you to have the following materials:
- Balsa panels (the ones I used are 3/32"x4"x36") (These panels are similar to foam but with a wood look and feel. They are very easy to cut with an X-acto knife)
- X-acto knife
- Printable transparency paper
- Glue (I used E-6000)
(Left) How I took each side measurement (Right) The outter side of the letter (6") plus the width (1.5").
After all the parts are cut, I then glue the frame according to my letter template. When it was all dry, I painted it yellow (since we are celebrating the beginning of Spring). In the meantime (while the paint dried) I printed the photo I selected on the transparency paper using an ink printer. Always make sure that the transparency you select is according to your printer because they are also available for inkjet ones.