Sunday, April 17, 2011

Scalloped Edge Artwork


I have this giant picture of the Eiffel Tower hanging in my stairway, and it has always reminded me of a postcard, or a postage stamp, so that gave me an idea...

I measured my canvas which was 55 x 80. I found a common denominator = 5.  So I knew my scallops needed to be 5 inches each. 


 Since my husband isn't that fond of my painting and wall papering dreams, I decided to use vinyl for this project. I cut 5 inch circles with my Cricut machine, and started by putting them in each corner like this:


 Then, I used my laser leveler to keep my scallops even and started sticking the circles on behind my picture. (If you want to save vinyl, you could cut the circle in half and use both sides, but I didn't bother.) I tried to space them exactly 5 inches apart.  It wasn't exactly perfect, but it still looked cute.


 continue up the sides of your artwork. You won't be able to use your leveler for this, so you'll have to eyeball it.  
finally, create your scallop on the top of your picture, and that is it!


I'm Serious! You're done!  
was that easy or what?!

 Oh, and you can ask your cute husband to do all the "manly" stuff, so he feels like he's part of it :)

11 comments:

Michelle L. said...

Wow, that is giant! I love your temporary scallops, great idea. Thanks for the tutorial!

Erin said...

What a fantastic and unique idea!! It looks great. And it reminds me of a postcard too. :)

Lynda said...

Pure genius! Love the color ....we just went to Paris spring break....oh I do want to go back...amazing city!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

such a great idea! it really makes the piece special!! thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration. I LOVE the way you dressed up this picture!

Wendys Hat said...

This turned out really cute!

Miss Charming said...

What a cute idea! I'm your newest follower.

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

such a great idea and vinyl is the perfect medium for for wall commitment issues :)

The4Rs said...

What a great idea, and so "green" and thrifty! Would you please post a link on my Linky Giveaway party? http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com
Thanks!
Sandy

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

the smallest details make the difference....the after is so different with the scalloped edges!

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday...Hope to see more of your ideas this week!

Krafty Kat said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking up! I can't wait to try this idea!