When I was a child, school started the week after Labor Day and we got out by Memorial Day. Summer seemed to last forever. And, I loved it! Now, school seems to start earlier every year. I don't know about the rest of the country, but the kids here in Georgia are already back in school. In my county, they already have a week of school under their belt!
Plus, when I was in school, there was only one picture day a year. Now there's a Fall picture day and a Spring picture day. So before you know it the kids will be fretting over what to wear for picture day! This project is a fun way to make those posed school pictures a little more unique.
Start by printing out the school picture. If you have an ink jet printer, the color may be altered. For this project, I don't mind that. If you don't want the color altered, have a copy made at an office supply store using a laser printer. If there is writing in the picture, print it out in reverse or the writing will end up backwards.
Generously cover a wooden panel with gel medium. You can find the wooden panels next to the canvas at your art supply store.
Lay the printed picture ink side down on the gel covered panel. Gently rub the paper to make sure it adheres to the panel.
This is the hardest part of the project. Allow the paper to cure for 24 hours. Once the waiting game is over, use a damp rag and gently start to rub the paper away from the panel.
Use a damp rag and wash on acrylic paint to the front of the panel around the picture.
I added wood stain to the sides of the panel. You could use the same paint you added to the front or use another color.
Now for the embellishments! Glue Scrabble tiles onto a Scrabble tile tray to spell out the child's name.
Glue the tray onto the panel.
You could center the tray but I glued the tray off center because I planned to add pencils to the right side of the panel.
I added a broken ruler across the top.
I filled the gap with a pretty cardboard flower with beads that I got at the craft store.
This is a fun project that the kids can get involved with. Start a gallery wall and see how their artwork changes as they change!
Someday Crafts, Sew Much A Do, Ginger Snap Crafts, Creations By Kara, Rae Gun Ramblings, Ivy & Elephants, Seven Thirty Three, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Seven Alive, Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts, Made In A Day, Katherine's Corner, Redoux, Chic On a Shoestring, Simply Sweet Home, The Shabby Nest, Momnivore's Dilema, Somewhat Simple, Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs Olson, Simply Designing, Truly Lovely, The Cottage Market, Funky Junk Interiors, Bowdabra, Tatertots & Jello, Blissful & Domestic, A Vision To Remember, Boogieboard Cottage, Lovely Crafty Home, DIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, DIY Home Sweet Home, Under The Table and Dreaming, Keeping It Simple, Homemaker On A Dime, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House, Lines Across, Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts, Chef In Training, Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished Bliss, A Bowl Full Of Lemons, Me & My Boys, Mad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A Housewife, Today's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie, Homework, Kammy's Korner, I Gotta Create, Thrifty 101, Lamb Around, Domestically Speaking, The Kurtz Corner, C.R.A.F.T., Finding Fabulous, The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My Lou, Sumos Sweet Stuff, The Thrifty Home, Or So She Says, Diana Rambles, Adorned From Above, Cedar Hill Ranch, Classy Clutter, Flutter Buster, Crafty Texas Girls, Twelve O Eight, Nap Time Creations, The Shady Porch, JoJo And Eloise, Hope In Every Season, The Foley Fam, House Of Hoff, Our Home Away From Home, Living Well Spending Less, Remodelaholic, A Lived In Home, Flamingo Toes, VMG206, Finding Silver Pennies, Mad Cap Frenzy, Gingerly Made, Pink When, Minnette's Maze, Made To Be A Momma, Start At Home, Lil Mrs Tori, Homecoming, The Vintage Farmhouse, Pink Recipe Box, Sweet Haute, Table For Seven, Be Betsy, It Happens In A Blink, One Dog Woof, 4 You With Love, A Stroll Thru Life, A Bright And Beautiful Life, Crafty Goodies, Live Love Create, The Koenigs Create, Bloom Designs,French Country Cottage, Daisy Cottage Designs, Orchard Girls, Elizabeth Joan Designs, The Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou Girls,