Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Love Bird Frame

Pretty much yearly our school has a fund raiser they do that involves placing your child's artwork on stickers, trivets, t-shirts, posters, etc. I never buy them, but always get the sheet of stickers for free. ;-) I have many sheets going back several years as I only rarely remember to put them on a card once in a great while....

My Aunt Connie got a card recently with one of Luke's Love Bird Sticker on the back.

She wanted the original which I was unable to turn up. Sometimes things come home in the book bag folders a bit sideways. Not sure if I even had it to begin with!

So, decided to make her MY version of something using his art work!

This started out as a 6 by 6 canvas, flipped over on it's back so staple side up. The little green box was sent to me full of goodies from Helen and purely by accident I figured out it fit perfectly in the opening.

I then filled around the edges with plaster so I could cover over it smoothly with metal tape.

I have gotten a lot of use out of metal tape lately. And this project is no different. I embossed it and then carefully cut it to make a frame. 

Then, I covered over the whole thing with gesso and added some paint splatters and clear gloss spray to match Luke's Love Birds.

The sticker was scanned in and printed on photo paper, so I couldn't go much bigger than this anyhow or I would have lost quality. I am pretty happy with how this turned out. I think it's really original now!

Right now it's on it's way to her. Hopefully the UPS guys will get it there safe and sound!

Happy Thursday 'cause tomorrow is FGIF!



  1. Just FABULOUS!!! You never cease to amaze me with your lateral thinking skills . In a zillion years I would NEVER have thought of using the back side of the canvas....that metal tape is sensational, too...clever chickadee:):):):)

  2. This is absolutely fabulous Mitra. What a great reverse canvas and I love how you have used the foil tape! Sensational stuff!

  3. Love the way you created the frame, Mitra! Beautiful project.

  4. I am sure this will be loved, what a great way to make a bird... fabulous frame work too!! My Friday is nearly over and soon time to hit the hay here!!


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