Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Birthday, Bro...

Today is my "little" brother's birthday and I am sending his gift home with my mother... (hopefully he won't see this post before he sees his gift). I had a chance to play with the clock mechanisms and the metal panels and came up with this for Joseph:

I used alcohol inks and photos of his wife, Gina, and son, Brandon, and hope it will look nice on a wall at work or something. It's tough to create masculine gifts, but with these metal panels, I have found it much easier. Scroll down the blog to see the metal-cover notepad I made, as well. Add that to Jenn's magnetic gameboard (scroll down for that one, too!) and there are a number of ideas to make it easy to check off the boys and and men on your holiday shopping list by using your papercrafting stash. Have fun!

3 comments:

get scrappy said...

This is awesome! I have a question for you... how long does it take for the alcohol links to dry? I love the look but have never used them before.

Jenn

Jessica Guthrie said...

Alcohol inks dry almost instantaneously, even here in humid Florida.

get scrappy said...

I am going to have to give them a try. Thanks for the info!