I came up with two fun photo mini-projects that could help you get on your way to writing more letters.
Turning Lemons into Lemonade:
I had ordered a few new photos from snapfish and for some reason, about five of them were blank or like this beautiful picture of the little man, just a half photo.
Some creative thrills with Sharpie and save this bum photo from a life in the garbage.
A Postcard for Papa:
The second mini-project was just a way to send this lovely little memory to Papa, by way of homemade postcard.
Here's a simple step by step.
Photo (make sure it's not the *only* one you have. If it is an original, make a copy to use.)
Water color paper (or thick card stock)
Acrylic gloss medium (mod-podge or glue will work too)
Old paint brush (for applying the gloss/glue)
Fine point permanent markers for drawing
|Brush a thin film of glue onto the water color paper.|
|Carefully place photo on top of wet glue. And press down firmly. |
If you are worried about finger prints, use a washcloth to help you.
|Let set a few minutes for the glue to adhere but not quite dry, then |
trim the watercolor paper to photo size.
|Place between two books and scratch paper to dry for 20 minutes or so.|
|Draw on you little love note.|
|I used a label cut in half for the address portion.|
|Address and stamp your postcard is ready to mail!|
Have you been sending letters too? Do you have a project or a great idea you'd like to share for the summer we sent letters?
Next week Thursday, we'll all link up and show what we've created!