The last Monday of March 2012! Can that be right? Are we almost done with March 2012? 'The sands of time slipping away....' I have got to get a better handle on this thing called time...especially my allotment!!! More on that later this week.
I have traveled back to Florida. Not too far from the Gulf of Mexico (which I hope to see tomorrow). The one great thing about this campsite is it's wifi...I can even watch Netflix on it!!! I think they have a 4g setup here.
I have also managed to create a few things. First off, a design board, small trailer size. I picked up two pieces of foam core boards (11 by 13) and some low loft batting. I also used some thick tacky glue, duct tape, a scissors, a glue spreader and two pieces of paper folded in half. I didn't know I would need the paper, but after using the duct tape to hold the pieces together, it became obvious that it would show through the batting.
First I duct taped the two pieces together on one side only, leaving a quarter inch gap for easy folding.
After putting the duct tape on and finding that it did show through the batting and would become a distraction, I folded two pieces of white typing paper in half lengthwise and glued on top of the duct tape. I glued down the backside first, then opened the paper up and glued inside and refolded it. That way everything was held tightly to the board.
Note what I use to spread the glue. I found that a small half circle ruler works very well. It is heavy plastic and spreads the glue very easily.
Finally, I covered the entire front of the foam board with a single piece of batting and trimmed the edges.
I can set it on the table or lay it flat. By attaching some string, I can also hang it either way. So far I have found it very useful. And when I'm done, I simply fold it with the batting to the inside (as well as any designs) and slip it between my shelves.
I did work with some fabric for a couple designs and as you can see, the fabric holds well even standing up.
I am using the fabric squares for a welcome sign to my trailer. Using Mod Podge, I adhered the pieces to a stiff piece of canvas board.
I am going to add the word WELCOME on the bottom and place a bouquet of flowers diagonally.
The other design I adhered to a piece of cardboard from the inside of a cereal box. I will be using this for my mixed media journals.
Well, that's all for today. I will share my pictures from the Gulf tomorrow.
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Enjoy your evening.