We just got back from a trip to Voyageur’s National Park.
What fun….and yes…I actually caught a fish or two!
In fact…I was voted “most improved” fisherman in our group.
That wasn’t hard considering that on the first day I couldn’t even make my reel work!
I never did get over the gag reflex about the whole sticking the worm on the hook deal!
Of course we took bunches and bunches of photos.
It is so easy to take too many pictures….and then it is so hard to figure out what to do with them.
This article from the Washington Post has some great suggestions for organizing and “doing something” with those photos. These tips are definitely on my to do list!
I am not much for scrapbooking….so I also enjoyed this article about NON-scrapbooking ways to remember your vacation.
What you need:
a scenic vacation photo
photo editing software or APP
canvas “paper” for your printer purchased or DIY (directions here)
frame (no glass)
fabric covered mat (tutorial follows)
The Waterlogue App for iPad is free.
This app makes it easy to create a watercolor effect with any photo.
Then it is a simple matter of printing the water color image on canvas.
Here are the directions for DIY printing on fabric.
I removed the glass from a frame I had.
I decided that a fabric covered mat would look nicer than plain mat board.
Start with a plain mat cut to size.
Use an adhesive spray to attach the fabric.
Press the fabric smoothly on the mat.
Cut an x from corner to corner.
Fold the sections back and press well.
I use mounting tissue to attach them to the back.
You can just use tape.
The burlap looks nice…but those frayed corners will need a little attention with some glue.
Insert the mat into the frame and you have a nice fabric mat that looks good without glass.
Now it is just a matter of figuring out which scenic photo to use for my water color technique.
Now wasn’t that a sneaky way to make you look at our vacation pictures?
Have a Wonderful Day!