Alphabet Photography Dollar Store Style!I first saw alphabet photography over at Little Lizard King back in December. It was something I knew I wanted to do but the cost of the collage frames was way more than I usually like to spend on a project…especially if you have a name or other word with more than 4 letters!
Sooo…I kind of tabled the idea, but I found myself looking for letters of the alphabet everywhere! In nature, architecture, the playground…some popped right out at me and others were difficult to find and the more I tried, the better they hid. I found a few:
An S, U and O. They are unedited here. I have a few others too, but am waiting to share them on another project! :-)
LLK also shared that photobucket is a great place to find alphabet photos. I’ve found some by doing a google search for alphabet photography, but you have to sift through as most of the results are sites that would like to sell you their ready made art. If you look at some of them you can at least get ideas for where to look for your own “letters” to photograph! ;-)
I shared the idea of names in photography with my “in real life friend”, Cindy. She liked it, so I thought I would try it out as a gift for her birthday (which was Groundhog Day, but we won’t go there….she knows me and how I
This is what I did:
I started with 5 5”x7” Dollar Tree Frames, and some really awesome scrapbook paper. The frames are plastic, but you would never know it unless you touch them! The design doesn’t look Dollar Tree at all! The paper is has a texture that is great for mats:
Then I took a 5x7 mat that I already had and traced out 4 rectangles on the back of the paper. I used my paper trimmer and cut them out.
I used the mat to trace out the inside of the mat and used the trimmer again to cut it out.
I found the letters in her name on the internet, turned them to black and white if they weren’t already and had them printed at Walmart.
I popped them into the frames, behind the “mats”.
I am sorry about the picture quality and the glare on the glass. I need a “taking pictures for your blog” class!
Early for Next Year Late Birthday Cindy!!
Maybe Cindy will let me share a picture when they are up on her wall??
I'll be sharing this at Cheri's Blog hop!
And at these parties: