So, guess who finally finished the artwork for her office over the weekend?
It started when I was wandering around Paper Source looking for a birthday card, and came across this clearance desk calendar instead:
|See that price? $4.63. Holla!|
The timing was good because I was having a hard time finding something that worked with the other stuff I already had on the wall. I knew there would be enough in the pack to mix-and-match, so it was pretty foolproof. I picked four that coordinated...
... and then trimmed them down, and used rubber cement to glue them onto some mini canvasses I already had. (Rubber cement is my new favorite thing, NO bubbling of the paper at all. As far as glue goes, I think I might like it better than Mod Podge.)
It took less than 10 minutes to put them together, and I only waited another 10 minutes before I hung them up. I didn't bother putting hooks on the back of the canvasses, the wood frames were just fine.
I love them. Here's a funny secret about the arrangement, though: the green and gray print with the trees? It's taped up there. When I was putting the nails into the wall, I hit a stud and could NOT get the nail to go in correctly. So I said screw it and got out some tape.
Have you made anything out of old calendars? Or discovered the joys of rubber cement? What'd you do this weekend? (I worked on a bunch of orders, got some inventory made for my next show, and enjoyed some delicious Mexican food with friends.) Happy Monday!