Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Made It

If you follow me on IG you've seen my entry to Michaels Create2Educate sweepstakes. This photo prop came out EXACTLY the way I had imagined it! How often does that happen? 
I decided to link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics to share how I made this photo prop. I'm so excited to be sharing because I have not shared anything I've made all summer! OOPS!
First, I went to Michaels and got some supplies. I decided to go with Caribbean blue and got matching glitter to add some pizzazz.
I removed the back because I don't need it. I  used the backings to hold up the frame while I painted.
I find painting with acrylic to be more even and calming for me so I use it. 
You can also paint with spray paint. 
I add my extra fine glitter while the paint is still wet. Do you notice how I put a zig zag pattern? I find that I use less this way.  
 I rubbed the glitter in a circular motion to get it on the frame nice and even. I didn't want any nakey spots on my frame. 
 I am not blessed with a steady hands so I didn't bother trying to write on my frame. Instead I purchased wood letters. I didn't bother to draw our school mascot either. I bought a cute little dolphin too.

 They were the wrong colors so I painted them with a few coats of acrylic paint in varying shades of blue.
Once everything was dry I used tacky glue to glue the dolphin and letters on. Hot glue will work as well. 

I can't wait to take my students pictures with this prop. They really enjoy the honor of being "Dolphin of the Week" and I hope they feel extra special taking their photo with it.