Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

Hi everyone!  I can’t wait to show you how I got all crafty today.  So without further ado…here’s the Covert Robin gift I made for Becky from Belle + Bee.

the covert robin button
I have to tell you all when I first signed up for the Covert Robin gift swap I was dead set on making pot holders.  I had never made then before, but I wanted to make a quilted pair for who ever my giftee was.  I went to Joann’s and picked out 4 Fat Quarter prints that I adored and hoped my giftee would too.  Then I received my giftee email from Rachel at Imgaine Gnats.  I was creating a gift for Becky.  So I popped over to her blog to get a feel for who I had and what she might like…and to confirm pot holders would still be a good idea.  *Eeehhnnnttt*
Becky can totally embroider and sew and makes beautiful quilts.  There was NO WAY I has sending someone so talented my first attempt pot holders.  Now what to do?  I got to thinking, Becky’s blog is named after her girls, so why not tweak an idea I floating around that I saw for Becky.  Yes!

I had seen a cool way of using paint chips to make wall art pinned from The Remodeled Life.  I know next to nothing about paint chips, but the concept was good and I knew I could make it my own for Becky.  So off to Michael’s I went.  I only knew one thing, red was going to be the base for this project.  I found this picture on Becky’s blog of a dress she made and thought is was the perfect inspiration for my project.  

I found some scrapbook paper I thought worked together and order some red patterned washi tape from Pretty Tape on Etsy and got to creating.  I have to tell you, I had no idea about washi tape until I started this project back in March.  With all the hype it’s gotten lately I’m totally on trend.  That never happens.  haha!
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Scrapbook Paper Wall Art
1 – 8″ x 10″ wood picture frame
Medium grit sandpaper
White paint
Paint brush
1 – 8″ x 10″ piece of white card stock grade paper
1 roll washi tape
Little girls silhouette  {Google is great for this, but I included the one I used below}
Black sticker letters
3 pieces of scrapbook paper in coordinating print/solid colors
Balloon template {Google again}
Mod Podge
Paint brush
Sand down the picture frame to remove any lacquer/paint previously present.

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Paint the picture frame with white paint.  
You made up to 3 coats depending on the paint you use.
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If you want an antiqued looked, use fewer coats of paint (above).

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Next, print out little girls silhouette onto white card stock paper.
Print your silhouettes first or this could happen…
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Using the picture frame’s glass, trace a rectangle onto the card stock to cut out a paper size that will fit the picture frame.
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 Cut out paper using traced line.
Edge the paper in washi tape.
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Next to silhouette personal the paper, if desired.
{I wasn’t going to put anything with Becky’s blog name in this project originally.  However, since her blog name are her girls’ names I went ahead and added the monograms in.}
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See all the pretty papers I found at Michael’s!
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The blue filigree print one totally reminded me of the dress I saw on Becky’s blog.
I used that paper to influence the other paper choices.
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Print out your balloon template in two sizes – smaller and larger.
Trace the template onto the backs of your scrapbook paper – no lines showing for me thanks.
There should be 5-6 small balloons and 4-5 large balloons for each paper.
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Cut out all the balloons.
Arrange the balloons into a bunch on the paper.
This will help you get a feel for where you will glue everything down, discard any balloons not needed.
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Layer your pieces from the top down and from the left side across – in a diagonal.
Remove balloon pieces and grab your Mod Podge.
Coat the back of each balloon piece with a semi-thin layer of glue.
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Apply the pieces to your white paper, layering the same way as before.
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Okay class, everyone’s papers should look a little something like this:
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Take your ruler and draw lines from the balloons to the girls’ hands.
There should be 4 lines per girl.  One for each of the bottom balloons and one to a higher up balloon.
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And that’s it!
Frame your picture behind the glass and your gift is ready to go.
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I hope you like your present Becky!
And a big thank you to Rachel for setting the Covert Robin up.
I had so much fun with my project and I’m thinking about doing something along these lines for my birthday now too.
 As promised, here’s a little girls silhouette.
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  1. says

    Julie, This is so stinkin' cute! I'm totally going to copy you and put one in my girls room. May I ask where you got the girls shilouettes? I really like the one you have, but I have a curly haired girl and I want one of them to represent her.

  2. says

    Thanks Laura! I want to make on for the boys, but I don't know if Mike would get on board. Haha. I googled “little girls silhouette” and went through pictures until I found one I liked…then I tweaked it a little with photo shop. I'm sure you could find two different silhouettes to put together to represent the girls.

    I seriously love all the pictures you put up. You're such a great photographer. I'm totally enlisting your services this fall for some new family pictures…if you'll let me. 🙂

  3. says

    Okay, thank you! I'll have to post it once I'm done so you can see.

    For sure! Just let me know when you're ready and we'll set something up.

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