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Here is my Temple Picture of the Snowflake, AZ Temple. I used my Homemade Mod Podge recipe on this project and wanted everyone see how easy and well it turned out.
Hopefully my instructions make sense to everyone.
Before you start you need a few things:
10 x 12 board that is sanded and painted black
Homemade Mod Podge (click for the recipe)
8x10 Picture (Temple pictures found here)
(I printed it out on regular printer paper with my inkjet printer)
Hanging Hook (a pop top lid works great also)
Spatula or Credit Card (with a smooth, flat edge for smoothing out picture)
Old Hymn Book or Old Sheet Music
I started out ripping the white edge of the paper around all 4 edges.
Then I added a large drop of Mod Podge on the middle of the black board and evenly smeared it around the whole board.
I carefully centered the picture on to the board and started rubbing the Mod Podge into the picture. You may have to add more on top of the picture.
Then you get your spatula and smooth out the picture. We DO NOT want any bubbles under the picture.
Then I got a paper towel and cleaned up any excess Mod Podge that was on the top and sides.
There you have it. Now let it dry...
Off to making the hymn book flowers...
I had an old hymn book that our church handed out, they were being replaced with new ones. So I picked out a song that I didn't know and gently ripped out the page.
(Make sure you don't know the song on both pages. I found a song that I didn't know and ripped it out, but the song on the back was "Do What Is Right"! Really? Is that a sign?... :oP...)
Now cut 3 different sizes of circles out. I used 2 pages.
Now you are going to cut a swirly cut round and around, like a snail shell...
I did a straight cut on 2 and a wavy cut on one.
Then, from the center, start gathering up the flower to make a tight circle.
It pops open.
Here on the bottom, you need to add a clear piece of tape to the pointed end. You really can't see it in the picture, there is some there...
Now squish it down and ...
...Fluff up the edges to your satisfaction.
Here are the flowers.
Now you take the thumb tacks and push them in the center of the flowers.
Just like that...
Place them on your board where you would like them. Push them on tight and adjust the flowers how you would like them. (Some more fluffing may be needed)
Now add your hanging hook or a centered hot glued pop top lid. (Make sure it is Centered)
Sorry I don't have a picture of that.
Then you have a beautiful Picture to Grace your home.
Check out Brooke's Version HERE!