So while trying to keep myself busy till my man returns from his trip to New Zealand I decided to give this project from Just Crafty Enough. This project was fairly easy and pretty straight forward.
I ended up making two because I decided to make my “streets” from an image of my chosen area of Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan. The images above are of Akihabara at night with all it’s neon lights and the ones below are of Akihabara during the day. I chose this location because Chris, my boyfriend, got to stop there just before heading to New Zealand and he is such a big nerd! He absolutely loved it! And I thought it would make for a great welcome home gift.
I stenciled one that I just laid on fabric over a stiff piece of cardboard and sealed it with glossy modge podge. The other neat thing about the piece of cardboard was it had this hanging hook fasten to it because it was the cardboard from the frame above. Now this one didn’t lay anywhere near as flat or neat as the one above but I do like both all the same.
On both of them I use spray adhesive to get the map to stick to its backing. I did find it a challenge to keep anything white clean with spray adhesive on it so I don’t really recommend it. Also I’d probably also add that if you’re not use to using a craft knife you might want to put those squishy thing that you put on your pencil to protect your figures.
Also take your time to find the right images. If you like how Just Crafty Enough made theirs than be sure to locate just the prefect map. If you are more interested in the image map be sure to not only find the right map but also an image that is or about the location. I printed the map on one piece of paper and the other images on their own and just taped them all down to my cutting mat. It didn’t cut as easy but I’ve very happy with my out come.
*Imagery used for maps came from Google.