Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lyrics + Photograph





First and foremost, Cassie if you are reading this, STOP! This is a present for you! No, seriously, stop reading!!!

My freshman year of college, I was introduced to Jack's Mannequin. I quite enjoy their song "Swim". It was stuck in my head the other day and I was immediately inspired to craft. I talked to my friend and we collaborated some ideas. Finally, I settled on a picture (from my friend's trip to Tahiti) and some lyrics from the song.

I printed out the photo on card stock. I let the picture dry for about an hour. I then trimmed the photo using the canvas board I would attach it to as a guide. I left some white as a boarder for the picture.

Then I painted the board with a layer of mod podge making sure I covered the entire board so there wouldn't be any air bubbles.

After letting that sit, I painted the front of the picture with mod podge. I did this quickly so the color wouldn't have time to bleed. I also made sure all the brush stroke were going in the same direction. I let it dry over night (it dried quicker than that but I had to help out my roommate with a project.) Taking an ultra fine point permanent marker, I wrote some of the lyrics in all lower case across the top and on the bottom of the picture in the white space.

Finally, I added the title of the song in white puff paint to the bottom of the picture. I set it aside to dry and voila!

Pictures will be added later tonight after I download them from my phone!

8 comments :

Tracy said...

This sounds like such a sweet personal gift.
I am sure she will love it, looking forward to seeing the photos.

Just Jaime said...

Looks so cool! Great idea!

Diana said...

Looks very nice. How creative. Yea for you!

Jordan McCollum said...

Cool, Jas! I was looking forward to the pictures and I really like the result. I'm sure Cassie will love it.

Brave Brooke said...

My favorite part is the "swim" in the corner.

Tracy said...

This looks so great with the photos. I had to come back and take a peek ;)

Heather Landry said...

That photo is so pretty. I just know that they will love this gift!

cassinator said...

yes yes, cassie indeed loved it! :) Thanks jasmine! I'm gonna frame it when i get home!

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