Thursday, January 16, 2014

Shabby Window Frame

This is my debut project for Zeus and Zoe. The vintage lace and buttons from Zeus and Zoe inspired me to make something that had shabby-vintage flair.

My goal this year is to do more "Off The Page" projects.  I dug through my mini albums and canvases, looking for a format that clicked.  In my closet I found a pack of six mini canvases.  I decided to do only four of the 3"x3" mini canvases.  When I placed them on my desk, they made me think of looking out of paned window.

I built the four paneled frame from heavy chipboard.  I wanted it to look like it an old window, with layers of paint and cracks that had accumulated over the years.  After I built the frame, I knew that it lacked the elegance found in shabby beauty.

In my stash I had a large Dusty Attic chipboard frame.  I took the flourish from the frame and added it to the top of my window.

I used layers of lace, doilies, and buttons that I received from Zeus and Zoe to build the large flowers.

I altered some of the charms and buttons with either gesso and mist, or with embossing powder.  

The embossing powder, "Adobe Fire," from Lindy's Stamp Gang, gave the butterfly a beautiful sheen, which you can see better in the picture below.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my project.  

Have a great day!


Monica said...

I am still in AWE that you built the frame!!! BUILT IT! Fabuuuuulous piece...

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous make!
Alison x

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Caroleanne Wright said...

Hi Marivic, this is adorable.x

Marivic Clifton said...

Beautiful frame!! I love the vintage look! Thank you Lee!