Well, one project that I definitely wanted to finish was my giant ruler growth chart. You've probably seen these all over pinterest, just as I have. I love the idea of them!
The sad part is that I've had the wood bought, stained and varnished for probably over 6 months now and then it sat in the closet... But no more. My boys are growing fast and I want it done.
My original plan was to use vinyl and stick on lines and numbers, but I was unsure of the longevity of it. Next, I thought I would mask everything off with painters tape or vinyl and sponge paint everything... Oh the measuring... I was dreading it!
blog on pinterest and I jumped for joy! She showed, how she made a template for the lines! A TEMPLATE! DUH?!! Why didn't I think of that!?! Lol!
She used a sharpie marker to colour in her marked lines, but it got me thinking..."Why couldn't I just sponge my lines in with ink...might as well use my template to its full capacity!" So, out came my SU Trimmer, a 12X12 piece of card stock, Black Stazon Ink, Sponge Daubers, my Big Shot and dies (sorry not the current ones...), and off I went! I love finding other ways to use my paper crafting supplies, It's like finding buried treasure!
The template and ink worked amazingly. My lines and numbers turned out perfectly: clean and crisp!
My ruler has already been mounted on the wall, which is an accomplishment in itself! I love it and I can't wait to see it in years to come with all of their measurements on it. Maybe one day, I'll be marking my grandchildren's height on it!
Have a great day and Happy Creating as always!