Saturday, April 05, 2014

Word mosaic with Craft Attitude and Smoothfoam - plus a giveaway!

You may already have Volume 1 of this book, but you really do need Volume 2, too!
The New Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word is filled with inspiring quotes, words and prompts to use in your craft projects.

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I was flipping through the book the other day, trying to decide what to make for my webcast. I saw a passage that said "words become art" and that's what made me think of creating a word mosaic plaque, using Smoothfoam and Craft Attitude Printable Film.

There are word mosaic apps out there to do the job, but I decided to just use Powerpoint to arrange several words together related to painting.

My video and tutorial is below - and if you leave a comment here on the blog, you'll be entered to win your own copy of this wonderful book (US only - sorry to our international friends).

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A sheet of Smoothfoam makes a great surface for a lightweight plaque, plus I wanted a white background for the word mosaic. I also really like how the film just melts right into the texture of the foam.

Supplies:
- Smoothfoam sheet
- Craft Attitude Film
- White paint
- Iridescent medium
- Paint brush
- Glue stick
- Ink pad
- Narrow ribbon
- Paper-backed aluminum tape
- Screen repair tape
- Clear glitter
- Scissors, paper trimmer

1.  Blend a little paint with medium and brush the Smoothfoam with one coat; let dry.

2.  Print your image out, in reverse, on to Craft Attitude film; trim to size.

3.  Cover the Smoothfoam surface with glue stick. Peel back a little of the paper liner, position the film and press into place. Smooth the film on to the glued surface as you continue to peel away the liner.

4.  Distress the edges with an ink pad and smudge the color with a damp paper towel. Glue a narrow ribbon around the edge of the image.

5.  To make a frame, layer and glue the screen tape on top of the aluminum tape, then sprinkle lightly with clear glitter.

6.  Adhere the tape around the edges of the Smoothfoam, wrapping excess to the back. Add a small strip of aluminum tape to the corners like a brace.




Leave a comment to enter to win a copy of The New Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word - deadline to enter is April 10th. Good luck!

9 comments:

  1. What a great piece of word art. So appropriate. It is hard to find Subway art that has just the perfect words and I guess Craft Attitude really solved that problem. I need to add some to my stash soon. Hugs.

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  2. Looks like a cool and useful book to have on hand thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  3. What a cool idea! I have my copy and it is a niffy book for sure...I might even have some items in the book...
    Glad to find this site!

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  4. Hey Lisa, great fun today playing with alcohol inks and ATC's - THANKS for sharing

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  5. Hated so badly I had to miss this past Saturday's episode. I have looked at the video of the word project and it is simply adorable. Love the frame you constructed for it. Since I don't have a conflict (that I'm aware of right now) next Saturday, I'm looking forward to being back in your classroom!

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  6. Would so love this book!!! Could do so much with the handicapped young woman I take care of!!

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    1. Congrats Alyce - your name was drawn at random to win!

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  7. Would love to win this book! I love the tutorial that you did.

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  8. Art and words are my business. I'd love to win this book!

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