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"Our Travels" Framed Map

Americana® Decou-Page™

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"Our Travels" Framed Map

designed by Cristina Smith

Celebrate travel with your loved ones on a map created with Americana® Decou-Page™.

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Learn more about Americana® Decou-Page™.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Banana Cream (DA309)
  • Bluegrass Green (DAO47)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Gloss Decou-Page (DS101)

Other supplies

  • ruler
  • pencil
  • flat brush
  • vinyl
  • Silhouette electronic cutting machine (Silhouette America)
  • map
  • frame
  • metal sheet (magnetic; to fit inside frame)
  • tin snips
  • magnets (small)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: This project can be made to any size. There are also many printable maps that can be purchased or printed from the Internet.

  1. Remove the backing and glass from the frame.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Measure the opening of the back of the frame. Transfer the measurements to the sheet of metal.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cut out the shape with a tool that cuts through metal, such as metal snips. (Be careful not to cut yourself on the metal edge.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Apply Americana Gloss Decou-Page to the metal sheet with a flat brush and lay the map on the metal. Flatten to eliminate any air bubbles. (If using a map from a sheet of scrapbook paper, cut the map out and apply Decou-Page onto the bottom sheet of scrapbook paper.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint the frame in Banana Cream with a flat brush. (Depending on the original color of the frame, a few coats may be needed.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the magnets Bluegrass Green (or another desired color) so that they stand out against the map. (The smaller the magnets, the better. Packs of them can be purchased from a local craft store.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use the provided Silhouette file and vinyl to add a sticker phrase to the frame, or create your own phrase. Assemble the frame and map and hang on a wall or display on a plate stand.

HELPFUL HINTS

Magnetic metal sheets can be purchased at hobby or big box lumber stores.

The map used in this project is a piece of scrapbook paper. There are countless maps available online or at a map store. Find one that fits the frame and the look you want.

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