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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More of Mike's Personalizing

Wow, we've had such great response to Mike's personalized projects, that I asked him to submit MORE--and they are wonderful, too. He has a great new "gift" idea that you can adapt to fit the profile of someone on your holiday or birthday  list. I love it! Very innovative--here's what he says about the projects.

"These two are designs are made on acrylic sheets placed into identical picture frames. I then hinge the two frames together, and attach a clasp. When its all put together, it opens and closes as a box. Here's an example of the whole set up."

"In the one below, I placed a printout of the history of the family name. Also, I make a stand which fits inside, that is used to display the piece opened up. I've made 3 of these--the other two held a birthday card in one and a hand written letter in the other. Again, I used the mosaic look--I like the antique look it gives the piece. However, another benefit is that it breaks up a large area giving your hand a rest while coloring the area."

Well, just about the time I think I've seen it all--one of you--comes up with a totally NEW idea! Thanks, again Mike, for sharing your creative ideas.


  1. Can you explain a little bit more about the "acrylic sheets"? I don't think I know what that is. Also, when you do the mosaic work, how do you design the pieces, just free hand?


    1. Acrylic sheets are similar to plexiglass and can be purchased at home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowes. As far as mosaic, it's mostly freehand, used basically as background or borders