Friday, February 11, 2011

More Map Art

Hey everyone!
I wanna show you guys what I've been up to, but it's a work in progress, so keep that in mind when you see the 'final' product.

So you guys probably know by now that I have a love for maps, and even though I already have some map art in the dining room, I decided to do some more on the opposite wall. At first, I was debating if I should do more map art, but the wall this art is on is actually a walkway to the living room, so I figured the 2 sets of maps wouldn't compete with each other.

I started with these 2 oak frames with oh-so lovely hunting pictures:


I sanded them down and stained them  Dark Walnut, and instead of putting the hunting pictures back (haha), I used this awesome map from Kate's Paperie.


I used the cardboard insert to trace a rectangle from each hemisphere, making sure it was centered, and popped them into the frames.


I'm so happy with how they turned out! They are going to go on either side of another piece of art I am going to make, so you'll have to check back to see the finished product =)

TIP: To create more of a casual look, leave the glass out of the frame.








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8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Ali,
very clever idea. Your maps look great.
Looking forward to your other piece of art as well.

Pamma said...

Always love anything with maps...looks great!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Terry said...

Who doesn't love map art. This was cheap, easy and looks fun on the wall. Great job.

⊰OCDesign⊱ said...

I love the look of maps, especially unique ones! I nominated your blog for the Versatile Blog award! I hope you stop by and accept! Keep inspiring me Ali!
Jen
http://organizedcleandesign.blogspot.com/

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

I love map art... yours look amazing!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Beautiful! Love the contrast/combo of the dark wood with the lovely colored inks of the maps. Very well done!

mycreationsandinspirations said...

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mycreationsandinspirations said...

Hi..It's interesting art.I'll try sooner.I never see and think this interesting art :))I have blog to follow (*v*)mycreationsandinspirations.blogspot.com

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