So I've come to realize I've got more crafting supplies than any one person should have. I do wood projects, vinyl projects, htvinyl projects, resin projects, jewelry projects and on and on and on. Yesterday I decided to take this week and do some serious purging. I filled up an entire large recycling bin and our garbage also. Today I filled one tote with garbage and two with recycling. These will be put out when our bins are empty. Gotta leave some room for the every day stuff.
While I was purging I found so many things I had forgotten about. It was kinda like Christmas. I decided I'd let myself do a little bit of crafting and this is what I did.
So a long, long, long time ago I went to the South Dakota State Fair with one of my very best friends to see Charlie Pride. It was a great concert. As we were walking around before the concert I watched this young lady do spray paint art. I was in awe with her talent. A couple cans of spray paint, some swiping of the hand and some cardboard and she created beautiful masterpieces. We headed to the concert and I couldn't get this one picture out of my mind. I'm very much a patriotic person and she had done an amazing job on the twin towers. (This was many years before 9/11). After the concert I went back and it was still there just calling my name. She had painted it on some standard tagboard and while it was sturdy I knew I would get it framed. When my husband saw it he said we should should put it in a light up frame and let the colors shine through the front. Well it sat for many, many years til this morning.
I started with an old canvas frame that I took the old canvas picture off.
I measured the frame against some foam core and hot glued them together. Then I took my LED lights and cut a hole in the foam core for the battery pack to nestle in and taped the strings of lights onto the foam core.
Here you can see the battery pack is accessible to turn on and off
I did add some silver washi tape around the edge to keep it in place. This picture above is without the lights on
This one the lights are on but it's kinda hard to see the true beauty.
This is what it looks like in the dark.
So I hope you've found my tutorial somewhat helpful and I hope to show you some more in the coming months. Thanks for coming and have a beautiful day!