with scrapbook paper and the letter "H"
Making over a thrifted picture originally from Target was fun and easy. I picked it up with an armload of other stuff for $3.00, so I probably paid about $1.00 for it. The picture wasn't me at all, but I knew the frame and mat could be something great, so the wheels started turning. It's time for a makeover!!
I didn't remember to take a before picture until after I had started painting the mat, so you will see a half painted mat and the picture that came out of the frame.
The mat was a brown mottled look. Nice, but not what I needed:
Here is the picture that was in the frame. Just not me:
I wanted a monogram for this makeover, so I sketched out an "H" on an Aldi ad, just for practice. I like it, so I just filled it in right on the ad with a sharpie:
Last but not least, my daughter and I put it all together and it was ready to hang. I use artist pins to hang almost everything in my house. They only make a small hole and they are strong. My box says "nickel steel pins size 17". They certainly wouldn't work for Great Grandma's priceless treasure or something heavy, but for small things they work so well:
I cut the "H" out of the ad, sprayed it with spray adhesive and attached it to a piece of scrap book paper. Oh, the wonders of scrapbook paper.
Here it is:
sorry about the laundry reflections in the background. I'll post a better picture later.
Victoria did something amazing with scrapbook paper today. I can't wait for her to post it for all to see. Stay tuned...