Monday, January 18, 2010

Family Rules

I know that many of you made these Family Rules Canvases last fall, but I found them a little late and just had to make my own.  I won't show you all that I did, but give you the final results.  Here is where I found the best directions on how to make it.  I did tweek this a little, because I didn't want to go out and buy a canvas for this project.  I used a piece of flooring underlayment that was left over from our Airstream renovation and had my husband cut a piece of it that was 14 X17 inches.  I then painted it chocolate brown.  I also wanted to use Scrapbook paper since I am an Independent Creative Memories Consultant instead of the fabric.  It just made more sense to me.

The only thing that I didn't like about this project, was what several people mentioned was a problem with the Mod Podge (and I didn't figure out until I had a problem with it) making the scrapbook paper bumpy.  I did have this problem, and tried to get it to stay down as best I could, but well, it'll have to be good enough for now.

For the rules I used:

Love God
Show Kindness
Always Tell the Truth
Help Others
Be Thankful
Work Hard
Keep Your Promises
Forgive Others
Share Always
Use Your Manners
Say Your Prayers

I hope that you like the results.  Thanks to Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy for the great idea!  Oh - and all in all, I did have to buy some Modge Podge for this project, because mine had dried up (it's been years since I've used it!) so this project did cost me $7 for the bottle, but that was it - everything else was on hand.  I definately have a ton of Modge Podge projects in my future with the left overs too!

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  1. Yay! I love the Family Rules canvases on the web now. I need to make one but have to wait until I am feeling REALLY super creative. LOL Thanks for linking and oh look!! My button is in the sidebar! AWESOME!

  2. I really like that idea! It looks great! Maybe that would help me establish some rules:) Thanks for linking !!

    Poppies at Play

  3. Beautiful! During the last year, I started making stuff with Mod Podge and was having trouble with air bubbles. I found that if I wait to coat over the top until the coat underneath the paper or fabric is completely dry that I do not get many bubbles. Sometimes I will coat the front and back of paper first and let dry then modge it to the surface and that also works well. I really like that picture.


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