Monday, April 4, 2011

My initial initial

I had to read that title about six times to make sure I'd spelled them both correctly because it just looks so strange. :)

I know monograms and initial art are pretty popular and are all over blogland but I have nothing like this. I decided it was time.

Remember this picture that I changed into this?
Well I have two of these pictures.

Remember that thrifted sparkly cake topper I used here? Well my plant is gone so I needed a new place for my "M."

I decided not to paint this frame since it wasn't in such bad shape as the other - plus black would completely suit my purpose. Yay for doing as little work as possible, ha! I cut a piece of dictionary page to fit inside and since my paper was a little small I glued it to a piece of (ugly) card stock. The edges will be covered by the frame so that hideous peek of green didn't concern me.

And I chose the page that had a word as close to my name as I could get. Of course molest is also on this page. Lovely.

To make art out of these misfits I had to cut the legs off my "M." I couldn't get very close with my wire cutters so I had to use a metal file to grind the rest down. And I'm still not removing the tarnish on the "M" - I kinda like it now. :)

Using glue dots (those things are amazing!) I adhered my "M" to my paper and hung my initial above a family photo (my grandpa is in the dark jacket and light pants on the far left & his brother, who was like my second grandpa is the one in all dark on the far right).

I love the aged look of it.

But since it is the first letter of my first name and my first piece of art like this is it really my initial initial initial initial? ;)

Linking to:

Making the World Cuter

The Shabby Chic Cottage

House of Grace


Jeanette said...

awesome! I like it! only wish I could find such cool frames to work with!

TheEccentricLady said...

This looks wonderful! I like it hanging with the vintage photo. Hope they are family, makes it even more special.

Polka Dot said...

Love it! I need to get my hands on some frames like this... I keep seeing them and coveting. And I love the dictionary page look!

Sheesh. You're so amazingly crafty. Can I have some of your creativity please?? ;)

Lori said...

Wow! I LOVE how that looks! Super charming!

Miss Charming said...

I love how you left the "M" as is. It really makes the art look wonderful! Great job!

theUngourmet said...

I love this! I want to try it with K! :)

Rachel Sue said...

Such a fun project. I would love to feature this on my blog, Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button! Thanks!