Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Set of Vintage Frames

I have been in this home improvement drive for a couple of months now. I am revamping my balcony and my family room. One of the things I needed to do was fill up the empty walls and try as I might, I couldn't find wall art that really matched my style or colours. Being a crafter, I figured - if I can't find it, I might as well make it and here's my first attempt at wall art - a set of Vintage Frames. 

The Tim Holtz Alliterations Series of Sizzix Bigz Dies proved to be my inspiration. There are a whole bunch of vintage designs and my favourites were a vintage camera, a vintage car (jalopy) and a vintage telephone. I decided to use these designs as the focus feature of my vintage frames. 

I cut out each design on brown card stock and used a sheet from the DCWV Heirloom Stack for the inner accents. I used this same pattern paper for the backdrop of each frame which I glued on a piece of  square chipboard so that the frame was sturdy. Each die cut was glued on with two layers of double sided tape so that it really popped out in a nice dimensional manner. 

I then proceeded to make the shadow box frame using brown card stock. I followed the template on this link which details quite easily how to create your own box frame. All you need is some card, a scoring tool and a scissors and your frame will look as crisp and clean as a wooden one.

Once my set of frames were ready I fixed them on the wall of my family room, just next to the book case. The jute blinds were the same shade of brown so that complimented it very nicely and honestly when you look at it, you won't even think it's paper.

How do you like my Vintage Wall Art? Have you tried anything like this? Would love to have a look - leave your link and I'll be sure to pop by.

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  1. Oh Wow! I think you did a superb job with these vintage frames, Sunehra. What could be better than to customize and make your own wall art which suits the colours and the look of your own home! I really love your frames a lot and I definitely need to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing the link on how to make the shadow box frame :)

  2. Such a cool idea.Absolutely perfect.I agree that you can't tell that the frames are not wooden.So clever.Thanks for sharing the link.Will definitely have to give this a try.

  3. very beautiful Sunehra!! thanks for sharing.. very innovative!!
    Moxie Craftie

  4. Those are super cute. You could totally sell them! LOVE the vintage motif. I love vintage and blog about it, but more about dancing, fashion and some sewing! I tried to do a multi media scrap book style cover for one of my novels, but it did not turn out as good as this. WOW! Inspiring.

    ~ Tam Francis ~

  5. This is really awesome! Am surely going to try it out soon. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration :)


  6. Very nice and very handy. I will buy them to hang in my house. Friv 2 | Kizi 1 | Yepi 250