Saturday, January 25, 2014

Granddaughter's foot print ornament.

Two weeks after my granddaughter was born we painted her feet and placed them on a canvas. My husband mentioned I should scan the feet just to have them down the road for a project. Well, that was a great idea and they were used for a project.

I found on the website below how to take the baby's foot prints and put them on an ornament.  I had the photo printed out at Walgreen's and followed the directions step by step.  No matter what the paper would not come off.

So I printed using my Cannon MX452 color printer and it worked perfectly.  I did not take photos of the process but, here are the steps I took.

1. Cut your photo to a small square.

2. Cover the photo with clear packing tape.  cover the paper completely, you can overlap the paper but, do not fold excess over the edge.  Trim the edges so you have a nice smooth look. Smooth out any air bubbles.

3.  Place photo in a small bowl of water and let it soak.  Once the paper has soaked you should be able to rub the paper off, just do not rub to hard or you may take off the ink.

4.  Once all the paper is off let the photo air dry.  Then take your ornament and put mop and glow inside gentle swirl it around and then pour out the excess.

5. Then pick out your fine glitter color and put in your ornament swirl to cover the inside of the ornament completely.  Pour out the excess glitter and save for another project.

6. Take the ornament and put mod podge where you would like the photo to go.  My husband trimmed the feet so they would fit better.  I then mod podge over the top just to give it a good seal.

7. I let it dry then I took a paper towel and hot water and wiped around the ornament and photo.

8. Finishing step I took my Silhouette Cameo and on the back in pink vinyl I added First Christmas and the year and on the front above her feet I added her name. The ribbon is from her mommy's baby shower.  The ornament is the large M&M style ornament.

Here is the end result.

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