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.

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