Sunday, May 6, 2012

Framed Garden Art

I found this cute garden pic at JoAnn's a few weeks ago and purchased it for inspiration. The colors and texture caught my eye and I just new I had to have it. Not sure what I would do with it, I put it in the pencil cup on my desk.
Until I came across this frame in my basement I purchased a couple years ago. This little gem of a flower fits perfectly.
So, I got out my trusty wire cutters (a must have for every crafty girl) and got to work snipping off the leaves and bloom.
I decided on textured rust paint for the frame.
This I purchased at Lowe's

I removed the glass and backing from the frame.

I brought it outside and started spraying.
I sprayed unevenly and heavily using the entire can of paint. 
I'm going for the rusted metal look so it's totally OK.

It dried smoother than I expected really, look again at the last picture??
I really like this spray paint, gonna buy some more.
Next, I chose a background color for my blossom to bring out the jewel in the center
(Stampin' Up! Card Stock Island Indigo) and cut it to size. Wanting to give more dimension to my flower, I  added some chipboard circles, stacking them together with wood glue until I had the depth I was going for then let them dry completely.
 I then glued my background card stock to the frame backing. Then using  
low temperature hot glue, I glued the circles and leaves in place. I then assembles the frame before putting the bloom in place (to make it easier).
The bloom was a little heavier and the hot glue didn't hold, so I got out my multi-purpose glue.
Placed my bloom and let dry.

I love how this turned out!

By the way - While at Lowe's purchasing the spray paint I found this nifty apron, it holds my cell, rubber gloves, mask for spray painting etc. at easy reach! I had it on all day today and when my husband commented "Nice Apron" I told him I'd wear it always.

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  1. This is so cute. I absolutely love the colors! You always come up with the best ideas. :)

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  2. This turned out so good! Fantastic job. Thank you for sharing this at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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