Saturday, November 27, 2010

I now have a reason why I love it.

Those who live in the USA, or have visited the USA (like myself) know the beauty of Michael's.  It has everything a craftaholic could possibly dream of ever needing.  I have a headache tonight and have hidden myself in the quiet bedroom with only the internet for company.  I of course found myself on the Michael's website looking for inspiration.

Now let's rewind a week.  My MIL is a bit of a collector of things.  These things are mostly without purpose.  We were cleaning out the closet in the upstairs game room and there are 10 sheets of polystyrene in there.  Without a purpose.  I think I just found a purpose for them.  And I might just even make it for my SIL.

Project Instructions

Step: 1
Referring to cutting plan, use straight edge and pencil to mark cutting lines on 12-inch x 36-inch x 1-inch sheets of STYROFOAM brand foam.

Step: 2
Cut out pieces using a utility knife or a serrated kitchen knife (wax the serrated knife blade with an old candle for easier cutting).

Step: 3
Paint all edges, including the 12-inch x 12-inch square, with acrylic craft paint. Let dry.

Step: 4
Cut scrapbook papers to fit foam pieces.

Step: 5
Spread a very thin, even layer of craft glue on foam piece and adhere corresponding paper; if needed, secure corners with craft pins until dry. Repeat until all foam pieces are covered. Let dry. (Note: Papers may appear wavy at first, but will smooth out as glue dries.)

Step: 6
Using low-temp glue, assemble the sculpture following the assembly diagram. For additional reinforcement, glue craft sticks to reverse side to connect the pieces; be sure craft sticks are not visible from the front.

Step: 7
Affix hook and loop hangers to the back for hanging.

See here for the full instructions and further tips.

Oh how I wish you were international Michael's.......


Moags and Smeet said...


The Clip Cafe said...

Oh Christy that looks great! How do you come up with these idea's!

Denise said...

Michael's does rock! Great prices. I left you a blog award girl.

Corrie said...

I could do some serious damage in there!