As I was so focused on the process of making this project, I failed to photograph each step, I am an over thinker when I work on things, but never though about that, so I will add a step by step, listed below. The photo is an 8 x 10, so I used an 11 x 14 photo mat and started with a few hexagons cut out from the patterned paper. This was my preliminary design I started out with. I snapped a quick photo with my phone to remember the placement as I was gluing them down.
Before I glued them down, I used a Tim Holtz stencil, Honeycomb, as it resembled the shapes of my hexagons. I inked them with Gathered Twigs and Broken China distress inks, over lapping the colors in spots to blend. Next I sprayed the mat with Red Velvet glimmer mist to add some red to the background. I then started gluing the hexagons down. I extended a few of them off the mat and directly onto the photograph, just slipping them underneath to match the half that was on the mat.
Under each individual photo, I used the Prima Wood Icons Sampler, painting them in Broken China and Aged Mahogany distress chalk paints. With a white chalkboard marker I wrote each girl's name and 2012 on the little tag in the upper right corner noting the year taken. A brad added to the tag, from that infamous Warehouse Combo Grab Box is an endless source of goodies to add just the right detail when needed!
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Scrappy smiles!!! Donna Sullivan