For many young people, the term "slide mount" is foreign. Many don't even know what "slide film" is ... and some have never seen "film" cameras! With the advent of digital cameras, no one really shoots "slides" anymore. For those who are old enough to remember: you had to mark "up" on the slides and then set them in the carousel, set up the screen, turn off the lights, and sit and watch the photos from the slides come alive! This was mostly a family affair, dragging out the projector and screen at holidays. As the "kids" got older, we'd sit and watch the slides when we were "young" and laugh, eat popcorn like at the movies and have a good time.
Slide mounts have been a scrapbook and stamping embellishment for a while. Many people pass these up because they are plain, not the right color, etc. But these lowly slide mounts can turn into the belle of the ball with just a little embellishing.
We'll show you one way to dress up your slide mounts (you may use the plastic or cardboard type):
1) Gather your slide mount & embellishments: magic mesh (dottie ann style used here), ribbon, buttons and stamped sentiment.
2) Cover the white plastic slide mount with the dottie ann. Peel backing off and it is self-stick. Very easy to use, and it is the same size as the slide mount! Just make sure to cut the piece slightly longer than the slide mount to overlap the top & bottom.
3) After sticking the mesh to the front of the slide, flip it over and fold over excess. To make the center area clean, cut an X shape in the mesh. Start from the middle and cut diagonally across to each corner. (see photo). Fold back excess.
4) Embellish front of covered slide mount as desired. You may also cover the slide mounts with paper, tissue paper, napkins, aluminum foil & so much more!
5) Insert stamped sentiment into opening, a photo, or make this into a 3-d "Shaker Box" (Shaker Box directions coming soon).