Friday, March 5, 2010

Blogswap with MaryJanes and Galoshes

I'm so excited to be doing this blog swap with Taylor, from MaryJanes and Galoshes.  Everything on her blog is absolutely amazing, and this tutorial she is sharing is no different!  Here she is....

Hello Get Your Craft On readers!  And a big thank you to Lynette for asking me to be here today, I'm so excited to be crafting with you all.  First off, I'm Taylor from MaryJanes and Galoshes.  I'm a mother of three under three, about to celebrate my 7 year wedding anniversary to my high school sweetheart, and an artist all my life.  So stop on over sometime and say hello, I'd love to see you again.

Anyway, today we are going to make these adorable photo pencils!

That's my adorable little niece.  She's sassy and spunky and a big ball of fun.  
What you need-
An adorable subject and three laser copies of the photo on REGULAR PRINTER PAPER (don't use a photo with too much detail, mine is about as small as your going to want to go) you can use a photo of anything you like, doesn't have to be a portrait.
mod podge
paint brush
paper cutter
set of 12 pencils

If you don't have access to a laser printer you can use double stick tape rather than mod podge, but mod podge allows for the pencil to be sharpened without the picture getting all ripped up in the sharpener.

Cut your photos up into 1.25 inch strips, make sure you keep them in order.  You can stack the like strips into one pile.  Separate your pencils into groups of three.

 Each stack of three (three of the same strips) will wrap around a set of three pencils.  If your photo has a small face (like mine) take one of your outside pencils, print a 4th picture, and cut a 1.25 inch strip with the center of the face.  

On a protected surface, cover the back of each strip with mod podge and wrap it around each pencil.  Make sure the edges are sealed with a little bit of mod podge around the edges.  
Continue until all your photos are covered.

Roll each pencil until your picture appears! 

Hope you had fun today!  Don't be a stranger.

Taylor Ballweg


Melissa said...

These remind me of when I was a kid and loved having fancy stationary. This is totally going in the vault, thanks!

Sarah said...

God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Craftcherry said...

This is SO cool! I'm planning on making little art bags for my son and nephew for their birthday's this year. What a cute addition this would be!

mommy2luke2008 said...

That is really cool!!! Love it!!! I followed you from your blog...I just had to see what you were up to!!!

Jingle said...

Those are really freaking cool! I love this project!

Unknown said...

These are awesome! Just posted on Twitter -