|the finished altered tintin letters, ben LOVES these :)|
this had me thinking ... ben has a double up of one of his tintin books, he also has a couple of décor letters (his initials) in his room that were just asking to be altered ... letters + tintin book = a happy mummy as she can pimp his letters to add to his tintin/travel themed room! music was literally singing in my head as i thought about this idea becoming reality :)
below is a pictorial illustration of the process i used to make ben's new tintin letters:
|firstly place the letter on the book page so you make the most of the pictures underneath, then trace around the letter|
|then cut out the letter with scissors and/or a stanley knife|
|ink around the edges so you don't have that sharp, homemade cut look and also really important if you are using dark letters like i have. this is so the edges blend in and you have a more finished, seamless look to your letter.|
|next glue the book page to the letter, i used mod podge because it dries without bubbling and is also a clear glue when dry :)|
|then let dry and you are good to say this altered project is done!|
outcome: AWESOME and, given that i started these half an hour ago, not too labour intensive either. BEN loves them and they have added a real personality to his room with the rest of the travel and tintin bits hanging around in their ... plus the lego!
my thanks to notbyamber for this fantastic idea. if you don't need personalised letters for a particular theme, you can buy your own letters from notbyamber that are brilliantly monogrammed with book pages using the actual letter as the basis of the book page added .. very cool!