I created one 12″ x 12″ page using a photo of my grandfather . I have scrapbo0oked him before in “Games” and “Timeless“. Oupa is Afrikaans for grandfather. The tag has more information about the photo. My inspiration for the layout was “A moment in time” by Amanda Aveiro who blogs at Qween of the Crop. I scanned the layout using an Epson scanner.


Close up of clock which was made with hot glue. Nikon D70 ©


Close up of tags. Nikon D70 ©

Some of the supplies and tools I used were:Tissue paper, Gesso, Modge Podge from Plaid, a hairdryer, alphabet stencil, acrylic paints,Tag template, eye-shadow applicator, sticky notes, wood mounted rubber-stamps, etc. I used the hairdryer to speed up drying time.
Fearless Tag Art Video Tutorial



 Clock Face with Roman Numerals from The Graphics Fairy

I printed the clock on paper.


I worked on a glass sheet that I had.
Because I am working on a glass sheet I can turn it around.

I taped the template onto the glass sheet with painter’s tape. I taped wax paper over the template.

When the glue gun was hot enough, I traced the design with Hot glue on top of the wax paper.
I find it very relaxing to trace the lines.
Wait for the glue to harden.
Hint: Melt away the glue gun strings with a hairdryer.
Soak the clock in water to remove from the wax-paper and clean the back with Rubbing alcohol to remove the last bits of paper. I covered the glue with layers of acid-free paint and attached it with hot glue. 
Please note, do not use Hot glue for photos, the heat and acidity can harm your photos. 

Patterned paper by K & Company Memory Stor,

Some of the other supplies and tools I used were: “Time Will Tell” Nostalgiques Stickers by Rebecca Sower, Inkadinkado® wood mounted Rubber Stamp-“Time Flies”, string beads, photo corners, adhesive, photo mounting squares, Gold acrylic paint, brads, hot glue, a glue gun,  ink, cardstock,  etc.

Photo from layout. My Paternal Grandfather. Jan Harmse Nieuwoudt Smit. (20.9.1894-1.10.1970) Circa 1969 Digital copy of a photo in my sister’s collection. My grandfather was the best grandfather one could wish for; he always wore a pocket watch, a pair of braces, a pocket-knife, a small Derringer revolver, handkerchief, a hat and a jacket. He used to visit us regularly for a few days, arriving by train and then playing board and card-games with me for hours.  He was always very friendly and used to delight my friends and I with magic tricks as well.

Timeless Please click above for more.

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