First, I decided I'd frame the first sheet of music to a piece, perfectly named, "The Bike Ride". And, I'd also frame the sheet music to "Glory of Love" -- a song sang at our wedding, and danced to by our wedding party during the Grand March.
Since sheet music is a pretty bland decor element, I decided to "spruce" up the white matte that surrounded each page of sheet music. My inspiration came from Lyndee's photo block project. I used the same concept she used to transfer photos onto the matte.
For, "The Bike Ride" piece, I used photos of us biking and rides that my husband has done with his biking team, "Purple Jam".
For the "Glory of Love" piece, I chose to use pictures of our wedding party as they danced to the song at our wedding dance.
At the bottom of the sheet music, I wrote a little "blurb" of family history. To make the wall art even more interesting and personal.
Some other things to consider when doing this project:
- I used black-and-white photos. I printed them on normal printer paper from my computer.
- I used modge-podge. In Lyndee's project, she uses a crafting gel. The modge-podge seemed to work just fine. I only let the picture set for an hour before I began to rub the paper away using my finger and a wet rag.
- The matte seemed to rub away as well with the moisture of the rag, but it wasn't too noticeable, and it added to the look of the matte -- kind of "antique-y".
- I also used this you tube video for an actual tutorial on the process, which I found very helpful! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7dBz-sak5Y