Today we start the Thanksgiving Challenge on Bitten by the Bug 2 . Here is my project:
I purchased this mandala turkey image which is from Designbundles.net called Thanksgiving Mandala SVG bundle. It has six images and I decided to do this one. Once a month they have $1 deals where for an hour you can purchase various products for $1 each. I have picked up some great products for only a $1 and I have liked the idea of these layered mandala images. This one has four layers. I decided that since there were so many cuts, I would make it as big as possible and sized it at 11.4″ for the biggest dimension. I also set my Cricut to cut for intricate cuts and it took over 45 minutes for each of the middle two layers since each cut is done twice on that setting. I wouldn’t have wanted it any smaller as some of the circles were pretty small. Once I had it cut out and together, I couldn’t decide what I was actually going to do with it. There have been a lot of Pinterest projects using pizza pans from the Dollar Tree, so I picked one up at my local store and the turkey just fit in it. I tried using some of my markers and a burnishing wax to color the pizza pan but nothing worked very well. I pulled out some burlap, cut it in a larger square and attached it just inside the lip with a glue gun. I cut another layer and turned it 45 degrees so that the mesh filled in cover more of the silver pan, once again with a glue gun. I then took my new favorite scissors which are applique scissors to trim the burlap even with the lip of the pan. I finally found a paint pen to somewhat color the lip, but it still felt bare. The trim was white and after experimenting with several things, I found an old Inkadoo watercolor marker that I colored the trim with to match the blue in the turkey and attached with 3 in 1 glue. I propped up the pan on a wooden cross from Dollar Tree’s craft section and will figure out a better way to attach it and finish the back of the pan, but it worked for the picture.
Make sure to link up your own project over at Bitten by the Bug 2 by November 23. You can also see some of the great projects by the designers there. May everyone have a very blessed Thanksgiving. – Densie