Monday, November 28, 2011

Guest Blogger - Two Girls Being Crafty

Hey fellow crafters--my name is Tristin and I happy to be visiting from Two Girls Being Crafty.  I'm normally one for unnecessarily long introductions, but today I want to get straight down to business for a straightforward little craft. 
mini easel art
It's a little knick knack that you can make.  Seriously, I thought it would be fun to make a little knick-knack while I guest on A Little Knick Knack.  What, you don't think that's slightly funny?  (Crickets chirp)  Well, I'm a crafter, not a comedian, so let's get to the crafting of this little knick knack. (Ok, it still makes me giggle.) I was inspired to make this little tile of "art" when I received this card in the mail.
simple art tile
Isn't that dog just awesome?  I loved him immediately, in all his blue magnificence, sitting aloof in a patch of wildflowers.  I don't know why, but this little guy spoke to me and I couldn't toss him in the trash.
tile art supplies
All you need is an inspiring photo/card/paper/clipping that you love, a 4x4 tile (16 cents at Home Depot), mod podge, spray on polyurethane sealer, and a mini-easel (available in the art supply section of Jo-Ann for $1.99--but don't forget your coupons!). Basically, I used the same method that my blogmate Sharon employed for making coasters.  Cut the image to the size that you want, coat a tile with mod podge and then affix your picture.  Once the image is where you want it, cover it all over with a layer of mod podge.  Straightforward, right?  Yeah.  We like to keep it real.
tile art mod podge
Once this is dry, you should technically use a polyurethane sealer--but it's not completely necessary if it's just going to be a decoration since Mod Podge also acts as a sealer.  If you're ever going to use it as a coaster or you're going to put it somewhere where there's moisture, like a bathroom. then you should take the two seconds to spray on a sealer.
dog
easel art
These little art tiles on easels would make a great gift for office-mates who need a little cubicle decor. I'm out of the working world right now, but I still like it as a little knick knack on my shelf. I mean, who doesn't like a little knick knack? Tristin Signature

1 comment:

  1. Super cute idea!! I love it! ...and I giggled a little at the Little Knick knack word play =P

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