I originally bought this picture from Family Dollar a few years ago which in fact they have some really nice pictures and frames under $10.This picture has been hanging in my office at work for a few years now.
I have always loved it, but it was time for an update.
Removing the backing was a little difficult but I eventually removed all the innards and got to work.
Using the same technique as my clock and pot I spruced up the outer and inner frames in red.
I then used black and silver paint and brushed over the middle pottery picture.
I really liked the pattern of the 4 squared papers on each corner so I wanted to keep that theme.
Using red and a contrasting sage scrapbook paper, I glued those in the corners.
Next I found a Fleur de lis image online and printed that out.
The fleur de lis was cut out on this silver crinkled paper.
Then I distressed the edges with more black paint.
Using mod podge I glued the Fleur de lis to the middle.
Near the very end, I decided it needed a little more something. Since the backing was basically made of cardboard, I pressed 4 upholstery tacks in the corners and 3 on the Fleur de lis. I also added some black embossing powder around the Fleur de lis to make it pop.
All in all, I think it turned out well!