“If I Could Be In Charge Of The World”
a poem written by my daughter, Ashley Adams
Recently I was going through my kid’s school papers and childhood keepsakes. I was sorting, organizing, and eventually I got around to putting them away in the cedar chest. I spent most of the day laughing, and crying a little at the fond memories. Currently my son is 26 and my daughter is 23 and they both live 12 hours away from us. I came across the poem my daughter had written when she was about 15, and I found myself reading it over and over because even though she wrote it 8 years ago, it describes the core of her fun loving spirit; a sweet happy-go-lucky girl. Funny thing is, now she is a vegetarian that likes to read self help books and she really loves her brother more than anything in the world!
With supplies in hand my plan was to use a technique I am familiar with, découpage
and apply a new technique of printing on tissue paper. I loved working with the tissue paper and it was a fairly easy process.
Here are two links to instruction videos that helped me along the way!
1) I definitely recommend using the suggested brands for the spray mount and clear coat. They work very well.
2) Make sure you spray a light coat of the Crystal Clear on the tissue paper after printing. This sets the ink and will prevent smearing. I also leave the copy paper attached to the tissue paper until I am ready to apply it. It is easier to cut or tear to the size needed then I separate them just before applying the découpage medium.
I was so glad to have an extra canvas on hand. I just wasn’t sure how the colors, tissue, and scrap paper were going to look. I made several adjustments along the way.
It is so important to have creative friends that will give you their input. I would like to thank my good friends, Lori & Nicole for their creative expertise!