Creating, collecting & recycling textiles & papercrafts. I love preserving the past for the future.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Pre-loved frame with a new lease on life for my sewing room

Click on the photos to enlarge and to enjoy.
Today I decorated this frame that was given to me by a friend
when she had a 'clean out'.
I removed the glass and covered the backing with some open weave linen and an old threadbare and partially torn doiley
that I had sprayed with Memories Mists 'Pale Ale'.
I used Wonder Tape to adhere the background fabric
 and doiley to the backing.
I loved the way I could use the prestamped linen sample fabric as well as the paper sticker that's been sitting on there for so many years.
Seam binding tape used to cover the join.
Here the elements are sitting loosely while I tweak them.
I made the paper roses, and tied the double bow from seam binding tape.
I stamped a Tim Holtz mannequin on heavyweight paper and dressed it with some lace, ribbon and a necklace from some pre-loved beads.
I used Distress Ink and Chalks to give an aged look.
Here is the second mannequin that I diecut from a cereal packet,
then sprayed with Memories Mists 'Whipped Cream',
then stamped with Stazon Ink, using the Tim Holtz sentiment
from the same set as the stamped mannequin.
To finish I sponged with two colour of distress ink.

Thankyou for visiting today.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my altered frame that I thoroughly enjoyed making today.
It's always a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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