Instagram is my Instajam. I check Instagram like my life depends on it. It’s how I stalk all my friends and see photos of their cute chubby babies. It’s how I stalk my favorite crafting companies to see what new hotness they have coming to shelves. It’s how I stalk my favorite fashion bloggers to see what I should be wearing this season. It’s how I stalk Beyonce. Instagram is how I stalk Bey. I’m not ashamed to admit it.
Instagram is also where I pretend that I’m a photographer. It’s where I post my most favorite colorful square-shaped visions of the world. Instagram is my precious collection of pretty loveliness. Now those pretties have a home on my desk top. Now those pretties can jump out of my phone and onto paper. Good quality paper, I might add. The peeps at Social Print Studio are making it way easy to get off your phone and hold those square-shaped visions in your hand. They will print your photos (for a damn good price) and I’ve got an easy project to help you display those visions (also, for a damn good price). Let’s get making…
- square prints from Social Print Studio
- Wood knobs – I used a large 2″ wood knob and a smaller 1.5″ knob which was perfect for the mini prints
- Metallic Lustre – I used the Gold Rush color but they have lots of other options including Silver Spark, Cosmic Blue, and Champagne Ice.
- Martha Stewart Acrylic Paints in neon colors
- Martha Stewart Stencil Tape
- A Craft Saw
- Paper towels
Now before we go any further – let me tell you a little something about Metallic Lustre. This stuff is what my crafty dreams are made of. It’s a totally new way to add a metallic finish to your projects. It can be applied to wood, canvas, paper mache, metal and more. And let’s be clear – no one is paying me to talk about this stuff. I just love it that much. You basically rub it on with a paper towel and it’s immediately dry to the touch. It’s awesome. That’s all. Now let’s carry on…
- Use a craft saw to create a slit in the top of the wooden knob
- The slit should be approximately 1/2 deep
- Place a bit of metallic lustre directly onto the paper towel
- Rub the Metallic Lustre onto the wooden knob using circular motions
- Use a clean paper towel to buff the metallic lustre.
- Take a scrap piece of paper and drag it through the slit. This will clean out any Metallic Lustre in the slit.
- You’ll have a beautiful metallic gold ball at this point and you can stop right here if you wish!
- To add a neon pop of color, tape off the bottom of the knob
- Add two to three coats of paint
- Peel back the stencil tape to reveal the design