No Place Like Home

February 1st, 2009 in member junk     
CreepinJen CreepinJen, member
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Collage using a pine board as base.  A piece of scrap book paper was affixed to board with decoupage.  I used a design that would give the look of aged wallpaper.  The paper edges were sanded and distressed by wiping with wood stain. 
Copies of photographs were decoupaged on and then another coat applied over the entire piece.  A bullseye trim piece was screwed to the board from the back side.   Keys and trinkets were nailed on with brass upholstery tacks. 
The names Frank and Nettie were written on the back of the original photo.  I didnt want them to completely lose their identity so I added it to the front.
The children in this photo are cute and are smiling so sweetly.  I just love em!
*I added a saw-tooth picture hanger to the back for hanging.
Collage using a pine board as base.  A piece of scrap book paper was affixed to board with decoupage.  I used a design that would give the look of aged wallpaper.  The paper edges were sanded and distressed by wiping with wood stain. 

Collage using a pine board as base.  A piece of scrap book paper was affixed to board with decoupage.  I used a design that would give the look of aged wallpaper.  The paper edges were sanded and distressed by wiping with wood stain. 


A friend recently introduced me to the art of collage.  I think it's a great way to finally utilize some of the little rusty trinkets and vintage photos I've collected over the years.  I have quite a few "orphaned photos"... ones where I have no idea who the people in the pictures are.  I decided to put these photos together to create a family and give them a place to call home.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, artwork

Comments (5)

MimiToria writes: This is wonderful! I used to have a single bull nose from my Grandparents house and this would of been a grand way to display it. Wish I still had it, but love what you've done here.
Gretchen Posted: 6:56 pm on February 3rd
rebeljunker writes: CreepinJen, you definitely have great talent! This is such a great idea of displaying pictures, with "junk" embellishments! Di Posted: 12:18 pm on February 3rd
irishrovr writes: A great way to give orphans a home! I like the addition of the architectural element and the keys!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 2:32 pm on February 2nd
Tuttibelle writes: Was wondering what to do with various old pics. Thanks for the inspiration. Posted: 10:10 am on February 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Such a beautiful collage! I love all your details...especially how you kept "Frank + Nettie" intact.

Thanks for sharing.
Candy Posted: 8:28 am on February 2nd
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