This is post two for today so I will try and make it short and sweet. Heather joined me over at WLS yesterday after she left the studio and we spent several hours working on a project making a metal framed message center. It was a class that Leslie at WLS had offered last month but due to time and scheduling restrictions we were unable to attend but Leslie was kind enough to make us up a kit each. I don't have pictures of Heathers but will try to get her to send me a photo so I can share her's here also.
The basic framed message board is 12x12 and can be used as a dry erase board or is magnetic. I decided to cover the entire surface with paper and use magnets on the biggest portion of the board and then push pins on the 5x5 cork board, I love Graphic 45 papers and in this project I chose to use the old world map from the Renaissance Faire Collection for the background and the old world masters paintings for detailing. It reaches to my antique soul and I love creating things with the paper.
The metal work surrounding the frame is the metal color Appletini from Ten Second Studios using a couple of the metal work molds B57 and BMOM2. The owners of Ten Second Studios are a dynamic mother/daughter combo that have a web production each Tuesday called Taco Tuesday that has a lot of interesting info about their products and can be absolutely hilarious.
The closeup of the left lower corner is of the magnets that I made to use with the message center. I cut out pics from the paper and glued them onto the glass blobs I bought at Michaels attaching a magnet when they were dry.
I left the inner edge of the frame the basic unfinished wood but covered the outside in a gold toned ribbon. (Thanks for the idea Heather) I think I need to find an old compass to hang in the upper corner to finish the picture. What do you think?