7/7/11

Measuring UP

I hung up the "Artsy Fartsy" banner I made a while back over my window, and I'm happy to announce I love it there. While admiring it, I noticed a huge empty space above the window that was crying out to be filled.... so.... fill it I did. I printed out sections of an old ruler, 7 sheets in total. After cutting out each section of the ruler, I taped the sheets together on the backside. Once joined together, I laid them onto foam core and traced the exact width of the ruler onto the board. I cut the foam core with a sharp blade and painted the edges black to give the ruler a more finished appearance once it was all put together. I had to cut 3 pieces of foam core to fit the length of the six foot long ruler. I joined the sections together using some toothpicks and glue. Once the paint and glue dried, I used Mod Podge to adhere the images to the foam core. I used a brayer to aide in getting it nice and smooth. Here it is completed and hanging above my window. I have it hanging at an angle above my window and from where I stood to take this photo, it makes it appear bowed... but its not.I love it :-) I've got it hanging next to my large scissors and my large paint brush..... I'd like to hang a large pencil or color crayon up there as well... and a large bottle of glue!

10 comments:

Cindy said...

I love this idea! Very creative. I wish I had more wall space in my craft room, but it's an attic room with slanted ceiling. If I could I would be hanging banners everywhere!

Tamatha said...

Love the giant ruler! What a great idea!

Barbara said...

I love that ruler! How creative you are. I wish I had a creative space that was big enough to place something like it in AND lots of banners!

Hugs XX
Barbara

Miss Iowa said...

What a fun wall hanging! Reminds me of the giant wooden fork and spoon we had in our kitchen back in the 1970s. It cracked me up when Ray's mom and dad had the exact same set in their kitchen on Everybody Loves Raymond.

Sandra Kaye said...

You sound like me, I just cant leave any space untouched. I painted wooden letters, and decorated them. And put them above my window. Love the ruler. The sad part--- what do we do when we run out of wall room?? :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Love, love, love this. It turned out adorable.
And BTW, believe me...I have my "Hoarders" areas in my home too. Just too ashamed to Post about it. :-D
M.L.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your ruler is unreal. I love it. What a great and creative idea. It looks great. Hugs, Marty

Kaz said...

Oh my gosh, I love that banner. I am going to try to make one for my sewing room if you don't mind my copying you. Love your stuff.
kaz

Kaz said...

Hi Cheryl,
I don't know how to let people comment on my blog and it show up like on yours. I am PC challenged. I also tried to find in my settings where I could change my email thingy. I will try to figure it out. People must think I am stuck up or ignorant, lol. Sorry. I would love the link for the banner, thanks so much.
Kaz

Kaz said...

You are such a sweetheart, thank you for the info. I will try to get my blog sorted this weekend because my smarty pants daughter is coming to see me (with my grandbabies)She can fix it while I play with the kids. I will check out that site you sent me. Thanks again.