It was a very big game in Roger's high school football career, and only
his fourth game as quarterback. Both sides played hard, and
it could have gone either way
- and then he threw that 20-yard pass. A Comets victory!!
His sports scrapbook was already pretty full, but this game
deserved a very special page.
To start, we chose a famous football postcard illustration by F. Earl Christy
and decided to use it in a traditional "scrapping" technique. Scrapping
was a favored pastime of women in the early 19th century. They
would scour the magazines and advertisements for small black
and white illustrations, cut them out, often hand-color them, and
paste them in albums and journals. By the 1820's, printers
began to produce materials just for scrapping, and scraps soon became
more elaborate with embossing, color printing and gilding, and finally
die-cutting. By the time Queen Victoria ascended the throne
in 1837, Victorians were "scrap-happy" and decorating everything from
furniture to greeting cards. And we are glad to carry on the proud
imitate a pigskin background, we used plastic canvas as a stencil to
create a pattern with black spray paint on brown paper. This
work in many color combinations to create your own patterned
Embellishments: silver metallic paper, 1" red
Plastic canvas sheet, 12" X 12" or larger (see Tips).
Spray paint, black.
Paint pen, silver, with medium tip.
Glue stick or other non-acid paper adhesive.
Tacky white glue for ribbon.
Craft paper punch, star shape.
Small scissors, like manicure scissors.
Scissors or paper cutter.
Print the vintage image on matte photo
With small scissors, carefully cut out the figures with as
much detail as possible.
From your photos, cut out a silhouette of your
star player in action.
the plastic canvas over the brown background paper. Spray a
coat of black spray paint straight down through the canvas. Remove the plastic canvas and let it dry.
the red ribbon, print your team's name with the silver paint pen and
let it dry. Trim both ends to center your words, and cut out
triangles at each end for a banner effect.
Using the craft paper punch, cut eight
stars out of the silver metallic paper.
Journal the who, what, when, where and why on
the tan paper, and trim it.
Position all of your elements on the
background, and adhere them with glue stick or adhesive.
Rah! Rah! Rah!
When cutting out scraps with fine detail,
two techniques will help. First, hold the scissors at a
45-degree angle toward the back of the paper to reduce the white edge
that will show. Second, move the paper as you cut, not the
canvas is used as a base for needlepoint, and is available at craft and
fabric stores. You can also use heavy window screening as