This year, the Book Fair theme is Under the Sea. They gave me a dark blue paper to make the window poster. Well, the dark blue looked more like a dark sky to me so I decided to add a boat bottom! I used some rolled white paper to make the boat form. I trimmed kraft cardstock 3" wide in two lengths - 8 1/2" and 11". I inked the edges with Vintage Photo ink and adhered them on top of the white paper with my ATG gun. I trimmed the edges and adhered the boat to the poster.
I added the Under the Sea letters on the bottom and seaweed on each side. I planned on adding other sea creatures but it was getting crowded and hard to read the words at the bottom.
I found the sea creatures on my Silhouette Cameo - most of them came from the Silhouette online store. I cut some sea creatures 3" tall for our Media Specialist to use to decorate the library.
Tanner wanted a Nemo fish - this is the closest I was willing to make!!
I also make 4 menu posters for her to hang inside the school. I wanted a sea creature holding a sub sandwich. I used the crab and a hamburger. I used the bottom bun for both the top and bottom of the roll. I cut the hamburger patty out in pink to resemble ham. I cut the pickles red for tomatoes. I have to admit - creating the sandwich was almost as fun as making the boat!!
Here is the finished poster. I tore light brown cardstock to look like sand. I inked the bread with Vintage Photo ink.
I love making these decorations every year for our Book Fair!
I saw the poster in the front window at school today and had to add this picture!!