There are all kinds of friends in life.
Friends that make you smile, friends that inspire, friends that stop you from walking in on drunk (and naked) hospital visitors when what they really wanted was to let you walk in there and experience that JOY for yourself.
(I couldn't make this stuff up.)
Friends that simply make you a better person!
Somehow I got lucky.
I've been blessed with 4 of those amazing friends! (and yes, you know I'm talking about you up there Paula)
So the answer was easy.
When one of those fabulous ladies asked me to create a gift for her dad, the answer was an absolute YES!
Kristin had seen this sign from Z Gallerie and asked if it might be possible to make something similar.
Something maybe a bit less distressed, very personalized, still Boston and hopefully WAY LESS expensive.
Depending on the size and style, theirs cost anywhere from $249.95 to $849.95.
I was absolutely certain I could do better than that!
The only notable difference was going back to wood instead of canvas.
Oh, and the fact that some of those little white flecks you see are actually bits of chalk I scraped off with my fingernail.
I just randomly scattered them where I liked, then Mod-Podged the whole thing to seal it down.
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NOTE TO SELF: just rubbing chalk over the top then trying to seal it with Mod-Podge for that "chalkboard look" WILL. NOT. WORK.
Yes I tried this.
Yes the chalk just disappeared once it got wet.
Yes you all probably knew that would happen already.
The larger bits though, they actually worked.
The idea wasn't a TOTAL craft fail.
|See what did work to get that chalkboard look in this post.|
All the locations, teams, etc. are things she chose because they are special to her dad.
I love art that not only looks good, but also has lots of meaning!
Next project on my list...
Buy a new tripod.
Photographing on the porch, in the wind, was maybe not my best idea.
At least my camera survived!!
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