I packed up my Flip-Pal scanner and hit the road for my mother's house to try my first holiday gift project. I didn't want the scanner to get bumped or scratched, so I put it into the neoprene zipped case I use for my laptop. This was much too big for the little Flip-Pal, so I am seriously considering the case sold on the website at www.flip-pal.com. This would be good place to store extra batteries and the little SD card/ USB adapter. I already caught the cat playing with it!
|My workspace on Mom's dining room table!|
|Mom and Dad in Washington DC in the 1950s,|
converted it to black and white for the project
Photopaper for a computer printer
old china saucers and dishes, any size
|The completed project!|
Step 2: Print out the selected digital scans of your favorite photos on photopaper (regular paper doesn't provide nice results). Use a compass (the kind you used in 6th grade geometry class) to measure the size of the circle you need. Draw the circle on your photo and cut it out.
Step 3: Smear rubber cement on the photo and on the plate. When the glue is tacky, stick the photo onto the plate. The rubber cement is not permanent, so later you can easily remove the photo without harming the porcelain.
Step 4: Ta-Dah! You are finished! Wasn't that easy?
Rating System (out of a possible five stars)
Cost * (one star, very low cost even if you need to buy dishes)
Difficulty * (one star, very easy- do this with your kids!)
Wow Factor *** (three stars, the final result looks great, but not fantastic)
Disclaimer- I was chosen by Flip-Pal to participate as a blogger in the Simple Gifts Genealogy Blog Hop event, and I received a Flip-Pal Scanner to use and evaluate.
Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo