Welcome to the first installment of our new #MovieMonday series! Every month, myself and a group of like-minded bloggers will be creating DIY, recipes, and more, inspired by a new movie every month! I got the idea after the success of my Christmas movies blog hop.
With Valentine’s Day on its way, we focused on one of the greatest love stories in cinematic history – Wesley and Buttercup in The Princess Bride. I LOVE this movie!
Since the film is based off a book originally, and is itself about reading a book, I decided to use a book in my craft. I’ve had a box full of books in my basement, intended for library donation, but a few of them are in pretty tattered shape. I snagged a few old romance novels and an old wall shelf, like the one I made over previously.
After laying down a layer of Modge Podge over part of the board, I snagged a few pages from two tattered books and began haphazardly laying them over the board, followed up by another layer of Modge Podge.
I folded the pages over the edges and applied more podge. Then I began punching out paper hearts and circles for flowers. I used red and black stamps to edge the paper. I was inspired by Buttercup’s red dress and Wesley’s black pirate outfit. Then I curled the edges with a wooden skewer.
Using tacky glue and craft gems, I layered the cut hearts and circles to create paper flowers. Then I got to work on letting my chosen quote – “As You Wish”.
I designed my lettering in Picmonkey and then sort of eyeballed it onto the board. I could have used vinyl, but I thought ink matched the paper better.
Don’t forget to check out all the other projects!