What are you doing on this wet and windy day? The DIY in the garden has come to a halt, I won't be doing any more out there for a couple of weeks. My fixing must be good, the wind hasn't blown down the pallets. I am hoping that this is the storm before the calm, the weather forecast says the sun will be back, YAY :o))
I was wondering what to do with the rest of the colourful paper I made at the crafty club. A picture came to mind. I have this brown wooden frame, bought from a car boot sale a couple of years ago, never did anything with it. I did some wavy machine stitching across the paper, and added a red and an orange mesh bag, then run the machine over it a few times. I found some artificial flowers and took them apart and arranged them. Hmmm, not too bad, but not quite right.
This is what I ended up with. The frame has had two coats of while emulsion paint, I hand stitched some beads on the mesh, and put two big plastic flowers on it fastened with a bead and sequin in the centre. I love it.
Next I thought, instead of making a picture, why not make a frame with it. So, if you want to copy me, this is what I did. Cut a square as big as you like, with a little bit extra for folding over to the back. Cut a square aperture in the middle, snip into each corner and fold one mm to the back.
Now back to the frame. Fold the margins through to the back and stick down. I have used some superglue under the tape just to make sure it sticks.
Finally add a loop, glue if you like, and cut a piece of card to cover the whole of the back. I used a Bran Flakes box. Stick tape all around it close to the edge for a neat finish.
And there you have it. My home made picture and frame is 7 inches square.
Dinner time now, I've got some veg to use up. Crafty Club in the morning. I'll catch you tomorrow. SS Email me your mobile number, you never know, the timing might be right.