Make Dictionary Art
Are you someone that likes to change things up a bit…maybe add some new artwork and a month later change it? Sometimes cost doesn’t allow us to do that…but with this little method of hanging you can do it any time…of course you can because the art is free right here at the Graphics Fairy. Today I am going to show you a very simply way to add a little something fun and new to your printing. We are going to print on a dictionary page and then hang it up in a frame…with two little pinches you can hang your new piece of art and with the same two pinches…change it up any time!
All you need is some decorative paper, a dictionary page (preferably vintage), your favorite corner punch, your favorite graphics that you want to print all ready and waiting, a piece of twine, mini clothespins and a frame.
Take your dictionary page and center it in the middle of an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of printer paper. Tape all four sides and in the middle of each side so there are no corner folding up. Now place your prepared paper with the dictionary sheet into your printer with the page facing you upside down and print!
I took a decorative frame and added the word love. This technique works with all of the wonderful graphics here! You might want something romantic, steampunk, food related, holiday related and the list goes on. As we all know you have a treasure trove of images to choose from. It’s really cool if you happen to find a graphic that matches one of the definitions but of course it doesn’t have to.
Time to take your decorative paper cut to the right size and if you would like…punch the corners with a decorative punch or leave them as is…it’s all about what you like. Then attach your graphic with a light tack…you can double the backing or you don’t have to use one at all.
Prepare your frame with a paper backing that you would like and attach a piece of twine across the open frame and attach on both sides with a little piece of strong tape. Put the backing on the frame and now it is time to add your little work of art…
Just use your little mini clothespin to clip your artwork on the little line. Now you can change it up any time at all. I think you will have fun with this one…whatever your mood or whatever the season you can change things up in a SNAP with The Graphics Fairy’s array of beautiful images. You don’t have to print on dictionary paper either…so the options are truly endless!
Hope you have fun with your dictionary art…it’s fun and easy! I am sure you will think of many other ways of using it…it’s great for card making also. Fabulous for gifts…it would make a great teacher’s gift also. Just make sure you have fun doing it. I will see you again soon…if you ever want to visit me…I hang out at The Cottage Market