We ask each other what we would like for our birthdays as it is so much easier to shop or make, plus you get what you want, which at our age is very important! When I asked her, and knowing I'm now officially a 'pensioner' (she loves telling me that...ha-ha) she knew I would want to make her something rather than buy, so asked for one of my 'prettied up' picture frames. Now that made me very happy and I set off to buy a frame I could convert as I did not have anything on hand. Not much of a selection, but I came home with this.....
Not at all exciting, but I knew that I was going to give it a work over. So, I slapped some Gesso on, let it dry and then painted it with an acrylic paint. It covered the bling beautifully and I am going to 'play' with Gesso on my next frame conversion. Very interesting product!
Whilst it was drying, I made a few of my vintage looking flowers, sprayed them for color, scrunched them up madly and left them to dry. In the meantime I scouted around my 'little bit of heaven' (read, craft room!) and found a fabulous cup-cake wrapper that had been laser cut, so it was extremely dainty and suited the vintage theme I had in mind. Out came the hot glue gun, pearl rope (running out of sadly), seam binding in different colors and I settled down with the dry frame, to embellish to my hearts content.
I was more than happy with the outcome and as I have not yet given it to her - we are on our way over now - I am very certain this will fit into her idea of a 'pretty' frame.
|The completed frame|
|The top corner with the larger flower|
|The opposite bottom corner with the smaller flower|
Thank you for your visit and wishing you a wonderful, creative week-end, wherever you are in the world!