We began by adding scrapbook paper to the frames, we had a book of paper which has been used for many projects throughout the year like this and this and this. Best $14 spent! We thought of adding some black and white prints to the frames, or perhaps silhouettes or maybe even some text. At the time we were just happy to have a touch of color
Mr. Bliss' mama dropped off another batch of old magazines she had hanging around her place. I appreciate the magazines and looking at some outrageous advertisements of the past however I do not knit or cross stitch. I hated the thought of recycling them and so we decided to find a way to use them
We ripped out some of the pages and chose a few of our favorite FREE images from The Graphics Fairy. Using our printer we printed the black and white images right onto the magazine paper
|This image seems to be printed on some type of cross stitch pattern|
We cut the printed image into a square so it would be somewhat balanced in the frame. We also thought about taking away the colored paper and using plain paper or making the print larger but thought a splash of color wouldn't hurt. Mr. Bliss calls this project "mold" modern meets old.. (step back ladies, he is all mine)
Once the prints were cut we simply taped them to the centre of the scrapbook paper and framed. I would probably suggest using a spray adhesive or double sided tape however I didn't have those items on hand and I am super impatient.
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