This Altered Wall Art piece is a Design Team project for Ephemera's Vintage Garden. I began with a 12 x 12 unfinished frame from Michael's, and some collage style digital papers from the Shabby Chic Mashup paper add-on. It's a set of 8 printable double-sided pages designed for 4 x 6 mini journals. They are a "mashup" of several other designs in Debbie's current digital minis line, and were designed to coordinate with other collections. It just so happens that 6 of these pages will fit perfectly in a 12 x 12 frame. I love that there is plenty of space around the frame to decorate as I didn't want to take too much away from the designs, the papers are so pretty.
Once I had the frame finished with stenciling, stamping and misting, I used Mod Podge to adhere the papers to the back of the frame. I then framed each "section" with a tiny lace trim, giving almost a shadowbox effect. I decorated the sections with bits of this 'n that, mostly whatever was handy and fit with the theme. I layered my embellishments for dimension, further adding to a shadowbox effect.
Working with digital papers is amazing because you can print them out as many times as you'd like. It's a great opportunity to have matching projects to decorate your space with. I will be covering a jewelry box next. If you scroll down to the labels section at the right margin you can find my other projeects I have made with this same collection. Head over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden, to check out the gorgeous papers, and sign up for some amazing freebies HERE!
Other Products Used:
Diamond patterned texture sheet on the frame, small dressform, and doily by Gina's Designs
Butterflies by Renea Bouquests on Etsy
Most embellishment die cuts by Kaisercraft, Prima, and Creative Imaginations