The KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square made aligning the many mixed-media elements of this project quick and easy.
KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
15” x 15” frame with shadowbox front
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue papers: Seaside Holiday, Paradise Postage, Rainforest
Paper trimmer, scissors
Beacon Adhesives Tacky Glue
Connie Crystal green and black crystal beads
Black Gloss Rust-Oleum spray paint
Craft Attitude™ Decor Attitude film
Spray paint Smoothfoam™ letters to spell FAMILY with black glossy spray paint. Let dry.
Cut five 2 1/2” x 12” strips, and four 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares, of green & black leaf patterned paper. Mount four of the long strips on outside edge of 15” x 15” frame mat to create border. Mount squares in open areas on four corners.
Cut two 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” tan patterned paper mats, and two green swirl paper mats.
Use KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to ensure the photo mats are straight when mounting them, centered left to right and approximately 2” from top on on the frame mat.
Mount fifth 2 1/2” x 12” green and black patterned paper strip in center of frame, then mount two final photo mats beneath, using KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to ensure they are straight.
Use KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align black and green crystal beads as shown in each of the 4 corners of the mat.
Following manufacturer instructions, print verse onto Craft Attitude™ film. Trim around each word.
Measure down approximately 1” on acrylic shadow box for frame. Use KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to ensure “Friends” is mounted straight, directly onto plexiglass shadowbox portion or frame.
Repeat with "are the".
Measure down approximately 1” from “are the” and mount FAMILY letters directly to acrylic shadow box, using KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to ensure lettering is mounted straight.
Use KellyCraft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to ensure “we choose” and “for ourselves” are mounted straight beneath the FAMILY lettering.
Add photos on each photo mat if desired. Assemble mat backing, acrylic shadow box and black frame.