I love to salvage ‘stuff’. I, almost always find inspiration ‘especially’ in broken items. Unfortunately that also means, that alot of broken items don’t land up in the rubbish bin immediately in my home. (as they should) eg Broken mugs are stored to be used as mosaic material
Would you believe this frame was an empty shell with no base/back or glass infront and now — Ta da !!
This frame was found in one of my frame piles and I decided to FINALLY work some of my magic on it.
I absolutely love the HOPE sign below, but one of our new fosters (kitten) jumped high enough, to break it.
Like I said, its not THAT EASY for things to be chugged in the bin – – – at my place !!
(the fact that my husband and sons are fed up of my habit is another story for another day though )
Long story short –
I decided somehow the HOPE sign and the frame would look good together. Here’s a simple tutorial of what followed.
- I wanted to give a 3D effect to the sign hence I added a piece of cardboard on the back of the HOPE sign at two places and hot glued the sign to the colorful background. That way, it gives a popping out impression.
- I have added random thin golden paint strokes to conceal the spots where it had broken – in turn giving it a more marble-like effect.
- It is necessary to give one coat of modge podge or varnish on the entire frame and background – so as to make it more durable and it will be easy to clean it in future too (from dust etc since it does not have a glass covering)
I absolutely love how this turned out. Did you like it too ??
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