"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More Teacher Appreciation - Canvas Signs!

Happy Wednesday A.K.A. “TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY #3" :). Today I wanted to share a little sign I made for each of my children's’ teachers’ class rooms. I actually entered the one for my son’s teacher into the most recent Paper Crafts “Canvas” call. Obviously, it didn’t make it, but that’s ok - I really like it a lot!

The best part of these projects... CRATE PAPER!!! I was so excited to finally find the School Spirit Collection at one of my LSS' around town. I LOVE this line - SO much! If I was a teacher I’d love to get this as a gift.

So, this one is for my son’s teacher:

the close ups:

and this is for my daughter’s teacher:

and close ups of hers:

What inspired me was Paper Niche's February kit. We got a bit of canvas to play with. I really didn’t use it in my store projects for much, just a few flowers in my New York Mini Book - but I was dying to put this canvas to good use! Anyway, there was also a bunch of chipboard in that kit - chipboard shapes, and letters of all sizes... When I saw the Canvas publication call over at Paper Crafts, this project was born.

For both I started with a piece of shaped chipboard and glued the canvas on with Fabritac. After it dried, I used various sizes of chipboard letters (Maya Road & Kaiser Kraft, I believe) as a mask for misting onto the canvas using Maya (Road) Mist in Red & Orange. After that dried I used a Copic Multiliner to messily trace the letters. I though that added some fun ;).

Next I made the flowers (using THIS tutorial over on the Crate Paper Blog from a while back) - I have to say, this is my new favorite flower - can you tell?!? I also really like the canvas flowers I made (by punching circles with punches & using them as a template & inking their edges w/ yellow & orange Colorbox Chalk). {I distressed the edges of all of the canvas with my Tim Holts Scissors} Then I basically went to town decorating & layering. I finished it off by punching holes with the Crop-a-Dile, setting copperish colored large eyelets, and adding some ribbon from my stash.

Cute little signs if you ask me. I *wish* I had taken a picture of the backs :(. I glued my the kids’ school pictures back there and they both personalized them. Alivia’s was with a finger-painted hand print (& I wrote her name, because she can’t yet) and Christian wrote “To Mrs. Herring, {heart}: Christian Innusa” in his little Kindergarten-boy handwriting :D. THAT has to be my favorite part of them both! No picture though... Sheesh - why do I forget stuff like that??? Kicking myself!

Anyway, I hope your day is great.

1 comment:

  1. These signs are so adorable! I love the Crate pp, too. There are so many fantastic details--wow!! The teachers will be thrilled! :)