May 12, 2008
The monster is finally finished. Or at least mostly finished. It was fun, but it sure took awhile! I found this jumbo 16-piece puzzle at the thrift store and finally decided to make a collage of Maia's second trip to Seattle. Now all I have to do is mount it on foamcore (thanks for the suggestion Anita!) and find a frame. I used the "Sugared" line (in the Moscow Store) from Basic Grey, along with coordinating Bazzill.
The most time consuming part was cutting out the pictures/pieces, and sanding and inking the edges so they all fit smoothly together. I used Tim Holtz for the distressing, ribbons from Paper Pals, and paint/diamond glaze on the chipboard letters.
I love finding inexpensive things to decorate at thrift stores! Check out Palouse Treasures in Pullman, and the Salvation Army and Goodwill in Moscow for some great finds.