“What if you just did it your own way? No rules, no right or wrong, just what you think is beautiful.”
Remember that old wooden frame I put Sweet P’s bubble print in?
I actually had two of them. I purchased them for $3 each at a flea market last year. The second one has just been sitting in Sweet P’s closet, but I finally found a place to hang it this week. I decided to paint it with some leftover ‘Gray Cashmere” paint and distress the edges first though. Here it is before…
…and here it is now:
The photo inside is actually page 40 from the September 2014 issue of Country Living magazine.
(Photo by: Monica Buck)
I knew I wanted to frame it from the second I saw it, and when I painted this little truck the other day…
…I knew exactly where it should go!
To frame the page, I used an exact-o knife to cut it out of the magazine, and then positioned the glass from the frame on top of it so that I could cut around it. Next, I used the glass as a template to cut a rectangle out of a piece of white card stock.
After that, I flipped the card stock over (so the wrong side was facing up) and made some rough pencil marks where the mat opening would need to be. Last but not least, I used a ruler (and my pencil) to “connect the dots”, and then I cut out the section in the middle to create the mat opening.
My favorite thing about working on little vignettes like these? No rules, no right or wrong…just having fun with beauty-full things. 🙂