April 23, 2013

Nursery Art - printing on vintage pages

I'm working on a small gallery wall for the nursery and I wanted to add a little art to a clipboard I have hung on the wall.  So, I brainstormed some ideas and here's what I ended up with.  It was really easy to do.  It's not free-handed or anything.  I'll show you.  I'll probably put another patterned paper around it to frame it.


First off I googled "hot air balloon picture" and found a simple sketch that worked.  I printed it on an old dictionary page, just by taping the page lightly in the middle of the regular piece of paper.  My printer is not friendly and it still worked.


Then I got out the kids' watercolors and started to paint the balloon.  I like how you can still see and read the page.  I picked the page that said "sweet" at the top.  Yes, my fingers are crossed that that's what's she'll be :)  (Though I'm thinking it'll probably be feisty.)


Rex wanted to make one too, and since I had messed up on a couple print outs, I had extra for him. 




Because the watercolor makes the paper ripple a little I took a sheet and laid it on top of the page and then ironed it flat (after the page was thoroughly dry).  That actually worked well.

So like I said, I'll probably frame it with another patterned paper behind it.  Here's a sneak peek at the wall.  It's not done yet, so it's just a little peek. 


And there you have it.  Simple art for free.

Thanks for stopping by.

12 comments:

  1. How adorable is that! I am loving all these ideas. We will hopefully be finding out what our new little will be here in the next few weeks, and I am storing up all these ideas. What a great craft to do with your kiddos.

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  2. What a great idea! You are so creative, I love seeing the things you come up with. :)Thanks for sharing!

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  3. So smart! I love how it turned out :) Svelte and sweet - such good words :)

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  4. Love it! The nursery colors are beautiful. I can't wait to see it all come together!!!

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  5. Love this! Great idea, Cheri!

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  6. You are so brilliant with the hanging the clipboard on the wall! My lil lady isn't old enough to be producing all sorts of art on her own yet, but this is brilliant because I can use a clipboard on the wall as a place to store her favorite piece of art of the day/week/etc. and then I can quietly decide what to do with the rest that I'll not want to keep forever and ever...because yeah, clutter not my thing.

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  7. So beautiful! And I love how you included the little guy in the process. So looking forward to seeing the nursery in it's entirety!

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  8. very cute. I am liking the hot air balloons, and have decided I need to do something with them in my house. Maybe for spring or summer decor. hmm... I love that lamp shade by the way.

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  9. This is the first time i reply on your blog. I love your blog, your ideas, your kids, your house... I'm sorry i didn't it before!! Thank you for share your ideas with us. If you travel to Spain i will be pleased to meet you!!

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  10. You did a great job..... I love it!

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  11. You did a great job..... I love it!

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  12. I love it! Looks like I know what I'll be doing tomorrow!

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