Here's what to do to make your own boxed flower picture (as always you can click on the image to enlarge it to better see the details):
- Download a free clipart graphic such as those on Graphics Fairy.
- Print the flower in it’s entirety onto white paper, take the mounting board out of the picture frame, trace it’s outer edge onto the poppy picture (or other) & cut it out (don’t trace inside the frame or your picture will be too small).
- Print the flower section of the graphic onto red paper (or other colour to suit your subject); you will need at least 2 copies. Cut it out so that you have 1 or 2 petals from each printout (retain the centre of the flower on all your cutouts as this will help you rebuild the flower) and assemble it without glue to see which layer looks better on top of the other.
- Cut small circles out of red foam (or coloured to suit your subject and paper) and slowly assemble the flower; placing one piece of foam between each piece of paper, and glue it all in place.
- Allow the picture to dry overnight and then carefully place inside a box frame.
The lovely thing about tole is that they are perfectly suited to modern box frames and digital printing; a wonderful combination of new meets old.
Lastly - I have three wonderful shout outs today:
- There's a GIVEAWAY of my ebooks happening at AllThingsPaper - click here to enter the competition.
- Thanks to Katherine at KraftyKat for letting me do a guest post on her blog - you can click here to read my Halloween Mirror tutorial.
- Last but not least - there's my take on how to do a modern silhouette over photo-craft project on the photography site Lomography - click here.
Wow; busy, busy... have a great day everyone and stay crafty. x