Friday, July 11, 2008

Altered Star in July unique!

There are so many options with this 12" tin star from Melissa Frances!! Alicia altered her star to make a "welcome sign" for her home. Too cute! I decided to create a baseball decor item for my son's room. Here are the step-by-step instructions showing how I made it.

I used ZipDry adhesive on my project. It only took about a minute for my paper/picture to adhere to the metal.

Then I cut my excess paper away with an exacto knife.

For those of you who like to pre-cut paper pieces before adhering, here are the dimensions of the star angles.

After placing my paper, I selected pictures of my son playing baseball for some of the vertical star angles.

When selecting pictures for this, you need to account for the narrowing parts of the angles. Print extra background at the top and bottom of your photo.

I applied a chipboard title to my star using ZipDry.

I wanted to complete my title using a chipboard star in the middle.

I covered the chipboard star with Core'dinations cardstock....

and cut the word "star" out of cardstock using my Cricut. I used ZipDry to adhere the word to the star.

I used ZipDry and a pop-up dot to secure the smaller star to the center of the metal star. Here's another picture of the completed project. Have fun making your star!

Items from the July Kit used:

Scenic Route Grafton/Tyson Street, Maxwell Avenue, Kennedy Street
Core'dinations Cardstock - February Gold
Scenic Route Redmond Stencil chipboard letters
Melissa Frances 12" Tin Star


I AM A Scrapaholic said...

Very cool! Thank you for the information about cutting the paper. It looks like cutting it after it is adhered gives better coverage...just a thought.

And I noticed you left the points of the tin star 'naked'. I love the tipped look it gives it.

Awesome project Holly!

Susan said...

I was working on this very same idea Holly!! LOL Great minds work alike I guess! ;o)

It looks awesome!!!

Linda said...

You did a great job with your little tutorial and your project! FUN!

Elisa K said...

OMg this is the bomb... I love it and I just can't stop looking at it... I bet your son just loves it.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great project!!!! Thanks for all the details!

Holly said...

can't wait to see yours Susan!!