^the cutest and least helpful assistant there ever was 😉
I got the pictures printed and then glued them to white foam board (although I want to try it again with these 8X10 tiles and just add little felt feet to the bottom) before covering the whole thing with mod podge in a matte finish.
I’m back with another fun project we finished this week that I’ve had cooking for awhile. I take SO many pictures of Lincoln (duh, you know) but I hardly get any of them printed. So, I wanted to create something for our front rooms that didn’t involve hanging pictures on the wall (because frankly, I’m sick of hanging things and we already have an overpowering gallery wall in the living room).
I thought of doing picture mugs …but those would end up being stored away in a cupboard. I thought of place mats, but we don’t really use them. I also thought of designing a coffee table book but, I’m saving that for when Linc turns 1. However, I loved the idea of having something on the coffee table AND I’m always putting bottles on the coffee table and not wanting to go find a coaster….and that’s how the over-sized faux magazine coasters were born.
You could also just frame the magazine covers – Someday when Ben has an office, I plan on having a gallery wall of all our kids’ “covers.” 😉
I played around with my Sprout to work out a layout (did you know the font for the “TIME” header is Times New Romans? I didn’t.). I didn’t use the overhead scanner for anything but the touch mat made it easy to drag pictures around, resize them and add a variety of text. I went with a newborn issue and a six month update because I have having a bit too much fun (I did resist the urge to do one for every month … but don’t be surprised if that changes in the near future). Here are a few pictures of the process and a look at the final product!
This post was created in collaboration with HP.