Memory Collage

I wanted to make a collage of our time in Budapest where we lived for almost 5 years doing Christian work.



I started by making black and white copies of tourist maps of Budapest, an old map of Hungary, bus passes and money. And I had some enlargements made of several photos I liked.


I spent some time arranging the background and photos until I was happy with the layout. When I started decoupaging onto the canvas, some of the copies puckered a bit, but I smoothed as best I could, and the finished collage looked fine in spite of these.


This is a copy of a drawing a friend made of the house where we lived (in an upstairs flat) during the time we lived in Budapest. 



After several coats of decoupage on the background, I put the pictures on with decoupage. It looks streaky when you apply it, but dries with a neat looking texture...just make sure your brush strokes are as smooth as possible and go in the same direction.
 

 

This close up shows how streaky they look when wet.


I really like how it turned out. After several coats of decoupage, we put on a spray sealer.


Here's the explanations for each item I included.



Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my memory collage. I hope you'll also check out my home page where I send subscribers a 1-Minute devotion each weekday. I'd love to have you sign up for a free subscription. God bless you, Gail

 

11 comments:

  1. Great idea to display your memories. I love decoupage, there are endless things you can do with it!

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  2. That is so classic and gorgeous! I love how you used the map as the background!
    Found you on the Romance on a Dime Hop- if you'd like to link up with Ladies Holiday on Wednesday for a book hop and/or Friday to add your favorite photos (from a post is fine!)we'd love to have your contribution!

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  3. This is such a wonderful ideas. The pictures are simply gorgeous. I think I would love to try this decoupage. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our What’s it Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  4. This is great!! I really do like your wonderful idea. I am going to keep this in mind for when my fiancee and I go on our honeymoon. It will be a way to show the wonderful fun time we will be having.

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  5. It's been fun checking out your blog! What a clever way to display your memories. I would love to have you stop by and enter my link party, as well. (Hosted every Saturday) http://www.oneshetwoshe.com/2012/09/hello-weekend-50-mikarose-giveaway.html

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  6. What an awesome way to preserve your memories! So fun and romantic! My husband and I are headed to Ireland in October and I so wanna try this!

    Thanks for sharing on Teagan's Travels.
    Michelle

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  7. A great way to display your time in Budapest. Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  8. Beautifully done!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  9. Such a great collage. Beautiful. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!!

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  10. This is such a great collage. How special!!! Thank's for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week.
    Have a great week.
    Debi

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  11. Oooo.. that did turn out nice. Thanks for the inspiration! Linda

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