I've really like the state art I've seen out there and wanted to do something to add to our gallery wall.
I didn't want to just do a plain old state but wanted to relate it back to Travis and I so this is what I came up with.
It was rather easy so here is the how to.
-Wood Plaque- I used the tree slice plaques
-Photo Transfer Medium or just regular Mod Podge
-Cutting Machine of some sort
-Ink pad (optional)
Once I traced the circle, I placed my paper on it and rubbed my finger around where the line was so the graphite would transfer over to my paper.
Cut along line.
I covered my scrapbook paper, design side, with the transfer medium. You want to make sure it is thick and your image is nice and covered.
At this point, you could just Mod Podge your piece of paper onto your plaque as well instead of using the Transfer medium.
Let dry for at least 24 hrs.
Move your sponge in a circular motion to remove the backing.
I then let my wood and paper dry completely before I proceeded.
I then placed a coat of regular Mod Podge over the entire piece.
Using my Silhouette Machine, I cut out our home state of Tennessee in gray vinyl.
Next, I took some orange vinyl and cut out some little people figures.
I placed the girl figure where I am from in TN- Columbia.
I placed the boy figure where Travis is from in TN- Chattanooga.
And then I placed the couple holding hands where we met in TN- Cookeville which where we were going to college.
I decided it needed a little something extra so after some thinking I decided to add a little saying around the edges.
I added the saying, "I met my Love in Tennessee" to it in gray vinyl and it was just what it needed.
I added it to our gallery wall downstairs and I love it!!
Now to just fill in around it with more frames! :)