Wednesday, June 21, 2006

m is for mikehiela



this letter is from the 'impact' font family and is 8" high. i wanted to try something with a little more width to give more room to play around in. kind of funny how this one happened... i had this one cut out last week already... not totally sure what i wanted to do, but i've also been asked a few questions about photos on these letters, so i thought i should give some examples.. anyways, so i'm at chapters the other day, and i happen to find a copy of the premier issue of 'creative techniques', a cool mag for hybrid scrapperswith tons of potential. awesome! i was flipping through when i found a rockin' article by audrey neal about making letter magnets. (her work is AWESOME!) so this project was totally inspired by her!

first, i painted all the sides black (with making memories asphalt). then all i had to do was print my photo the same size as my letter... just about 8X11 (i used hp matte paper). then you can place the letter overtop the photo to trace. after that, i cut it out with an exacto knife. then i applied mod podge to the letter, just one section of the letter at a time, and not too much! just enough to cover. i used a bone folder (credit cards or the lip of a glass works in a pinch, too) to keep bubbles from forming. then i sanded any rough edges ( i just use a regular cheap emery board, you know, the black ones that you can buy at the drugstore) to even it all out. then i edged the photo with the black again. i also added heidi swapp painted chipboar letters and three of her flower jewels. finished it off with a couple of word strips with inked edges, and a length of ribbon tied at the top. what a fun, quick project!!

please leave me some honest feedback! is there another project you'd like to see? any questions? suggestions? let me know!!

-j
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12 comments:

Renee said...

i love how this turned out janna. it was cool seeing you create it. awesome work as usual!

SSgtBullsGirl said...

Janna
I LOVE it.... Maybe I'm blind but can we buy your letters on line? I would love to get some and see if you can custom something for Tucker's cheer...
email me
sgtbullsgirl@yahoo.com
Huggs
Le Anne

Vicki said...

Totally unique and different with a photo on it!!

I really want some letters for my room but haven't figured out what yet!

Greta said...

i love it!!! where did you get the "M" From?

michelle said...

what a fabulous idea... love the photo on the letter...and i love the 'hem you blessings' saying on your elsie project

Jessica Rabbit said...

this picture doesn't do this justice...
are you just fishing for compliments? LOL
you know I love this...amazing!

I might need to enlist you for something..we'll chat when I get back!
when can we scrap again! LOL

ribinscraps said...

That turned out fantastic!!

Shantay said...

Totally awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love what you have done with the letters can we get them here in Australia. Look forward to seeing more.

Cindy

Jill said...

Very cool! Love it!

she travels said...

I can't wait to get my letters! I might need to place another order! I love these and that "m" is awesome.

Karlynn said...

LOVE LOVE THEM!!!