The Craft In Me

A blog devoted to all my crafty endeavors.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Updated Picture





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!



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2 comments:

  1. wow that looks great!! looks good enough for a store to sell

    xo
    monica

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  2. Great remodel. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

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