For Grace's Arts and Crafts Party, last year, we put out a birthday wishes jar. I liked the idea of our guests leaving sweet wishes for the birthday girl. It was one of those extra touches that made me happy.
This year, I wanted to do something a bit different. Something that had a circus feel to it that could double as art. In the end, I decided to do a fingerprint guest book page.
Since I already defiled my dictionary by tearing out a page for my reverse silhouette of Riley, I defiled it some more by taking out the elephant page as well.
I taped that dictionary page to a piece of printer paper.
I found a google image of an elephant I liked at Olli Bird. I rotated the image in word slightly, so it looked like it was floating and then I printed it out.
*I did a few test runs on blank paper to determine image size and exact placement for the dictionary page.
It ran through my printer without any issues. I guess if it had jammed, I could have defiled that poor dictionary one more time by taking out the circus page :). Thank goodness it didn't come to that.
After my successful print, I tried to remove the tape BUT the dictionary page was so thin it would have ripped the edges. In the end, I trimmed the sides of the paper cutting off the taped edges.
I am hoping that the fingerprints look like balloons and not bloody fingerprints, like the paint your own pottery fiasco I had.