A window full of flowers

December 22nd, 2008 in member junk     
AuntieQ18 AuntieQ18, member
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These flowers all came from various magazines.  I keep a binder with page protector sheets to put my pictures in order (sorta!).
I use Mod Podge to get the pics to stick. Then I mixed up a complementary color for the background.  It really looks best when the light shines through so the texture of the paint is seen.
The window was a trash day find!
These flowers all came from various magazines.  I keep a binder with page protector sheets to put my pictures in order (sorta!).

These flowers all came from various magazines.  I keep a binder with page protector sheets to put my pictures in order (sorta!).

Photo: Me

The Window full of Flowers.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Auntie Q
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, glass, family room, frame, porch, dining room, bathroom, sunroom, pink, window coverings

Comments (6)

MimiToria writes: Welcome to the site!
This is a great project and such a great price point to. Next to nothing, with just the modge podge and paint costs. What a great way to recycle cast offs into a piece of art.
Just love the chippy/flaking paint on this window frame. I could also invision it with white on white with white flower photos, so this project could just easily be translated into a lot of great different styles to ones liking. An awesome project.
Thanks for sharing!
Gretchen Posted: 2:59 pm on December 24th
georgiamoon writes: Michelle I would love to have a piece like this in my store and may have to make one myself. I think you did an awesome job. Georgia Posted: 2:37 pm on December 24th
AuntieQ18 writes: I am just thrilled to get feedback! Thank you all so much!
Jim, as I said in the description, it was really very simple! The Mod Podge was slathered onto the windows and onto both sides of the pictures. (I cut the pics out very carefully.) Over the next 24 hours I kept smoothing out any bubbles and let it dry well. The Mod Podge and its texture added to the depth of the paint's texture. (I used tempra paints-very simple stuff!) Finally, I sprayed the whole thing, including the frame, with a clear sealant from the craft store.
Thanks so for your kind words. They are very encouraging!
Michele
Auntie Q Posted: 12:01 am on December 24th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a great project! Like you said, I'm sure it's beautiful with the light shining through.

Candy


Posted: 7:23 am on December 23rd
JunkArchitect writes: Really great job with the coordination of colors and selection of flower patterns…it’s a piece of art! I can see this used as a headboard for a twin bed or over a mantle.

I keep binders, files and notebooks of things that interest me too; it’s a really great way to not lose an inspiring idea. I have thousands of clippings, photos, sketches and notes of anything that I think will ignite a design.

Great job!
Jim Posted: 10:58 pm on December 22nd
shamrockerin writes: I think this turned out absolutely beautiful! I'd love for you to tell me more about how you made it! Posted: 9:28 pm on December 22nd
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