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Painted Photo Mats

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Painted Photo Mats

Today I’m going to show you two variations of glass painted photo mats. This is a great way to create a more ornate design than you can find from store-bought mats. It’s also pretty inexpensive, especially if you plan on doing this with multiple pictures. I first saw a version of this project done by Martha Stewart. Her version used templates from her magazine. I’ll show you how to make symmetrical designs yourself. For this project you’ll need a frame, contact paper, opaque...

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Rustic Clothespin Photo Display

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Rustic Clothespin Photo Display

This clothespin photo display was sort of half craft, half science experiment. It’s based on a combination of crafts I’ve seen online. For this project you’ll need an unfinished wood shadowbox, vinegar, steel wool, a jar with a lid, a paintbrush, mini clothespins, wire, paint, a ruler, masking tape, a pencil, a drill with a small drill bit, a hot glue gun and glue, photos, sandpaper, needle nose pliers, and tea (optional). I picked up the shadowbox in the wood crafts section at my...

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Accordion Photo Album

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Accordion Photo Album

I’ve seen instructions for these albums online and I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while. Every time I’ve seen these they have been in a portrait orientation. Most of the photos I wanted to use for this project were landscape, so it made sense to make my album landscape. This meant I had to alter how others have done it considerably to make it work. Here’s what I did to make a 4″x6″ landscape accordion photo album. This project takes a lot...

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Printing on Fabric

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Printing on Fabric

Photos can be a great thing to incorporate into fabric crafts. One way to accomplish this is to purchase image transfer paper for inkjet printers. With this product, you can print a reverse image of your photo on to the image transfer paper and then iron it on to a piece of fabric. But you can also just run a piece of fabric through your printer. You don’t need much to do this project. You’ll need a piece of cardstock, spray adhesive, white or off-white fabric, vinegar, a...

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Shrink Plastic Photos

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Shrink Plastic Photos

I can recall as a kid, standing in front of the oven watching Shrinky Dinks in the oven. There was something fascinating about seeing those colored sheets transform into tiny, albeit useless, pieces of plastic. But did you know that there are blank Shrink Plastic sheets that you can put in your inkjet printer? Did you also know that there are things you can actually do with the finished products? If you want to make shrink plastic photos, you’ll need to buy blank shrink plastic sheets that...

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Dating Photographs by Children’s Clothing

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Dating Photographs by Children’s Clothing

Old photos that only feature children are very common so I thought I’d write a little guide for dating photos by children’s clothing. Remember that this is not a definitive guide on children’s clothing. There will be clothing variations based on age, nationality, and income level. This article is mostly intended to point you in the right direction for further research. Please reference my previous article on adult fashion together with this article as children’s...

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