This post was written as part of the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders Program.I got a great collection of scrapbooking supplies to help me celebrate the release of Paper Towns with some friends. What better way to celebrate a movie that’s about friendship, adventures and making memories than going through old photos?
Of course when I was looking for photos I immediately started grabbing all of my photo booth strips, too. I’ve never met a photo booth that I didn’t like, so I thought it would be great to make a fun way to display those photos on the wall, in addition to inside a scrapbook.
I didn’t want to damage my original photo strips, so I ran them all through the scanner and printed them out on photo paper. Not having the originals meant the resolution was a bit low, but it’s still workable. Plus-copies for everyone! Since I printed them out on 4″x 6″ photo paper, I had to start with a little trimming. I had my cutting mat, metal ruler and craft knife out for the next step, so I just used them to trim off the extra paper.
I picked up a bag of balsa wood scraps from the craft store to make my frames. I realized that photo booths do not have a universal printing size, so each balsa wood frame was cut to fit each individual strip.
After cutting all of the wood, I gave each piece a quick coating of acrylic paint.
I used a tape runner to assemble the frames and attach the photo booth strips.
Anywhere that needed a little extra support, I used a small amount of wood glue. Using any wet glue with photos printed on an ink-jet requires some careful application. Ink-jet photos will smear when wet.
I could have left the frames as is…but you know I’m a more-is-more girl. So of course I hit up my stash of adhesive rhinestones to bling everything out.
I think a little sparkle was just what they needed. And I sear I didn’t do it just to cover up my bad miter job!
I loved it so much I even hung them up in my office gallery!
Paper Towns is on DVD now! There are even a few days left for you to win a copy of your own!
After the phenomenal success of The Fault in Our Stars, author John Green returns with another heart-warming tale in PAPER TOWNS, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 20th. The story focuses on Quentin, a high school senior who has been in love with his enigmatic neighbor Margo since childhood. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears–leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Q must find a deeper understanding of friendship–and true love.