Monday, November 15, 2010

Framed Christmas Art:

 504 Main
I didn't take a lot of pictures of this while I was making it because it was one of those things that just kinda happened. So I'll describe what I did below:
You need:
  • Frame w/ four space mat. Mine is an 8x10  w/ openings 2.5 by 3.5...mine was $2 on clearance
  • Acrylic Paint and white glue
  • Graphics program
  • Clipart ( I used sheet music from The Graphics Fairy and then options w/ in my graphics progam)
For frame:
Paint frame w/ color of choice. Mine was Delta's "Salem Green". Don't worry about it being perfect because we're going for aged here. When first color is dry, cover with white glue. Plain white glue....mine was from Staples back to school stuff. When glue is almost dry cover with a different color paint. I used ivory. I'm impatient so I used my blow dryer. The one I keep in my craft room. Not the one I use to dry my hair. Although, it's been known to happen. Crackle crackle will ensue.  I went over this with another green mixed w/ glazing medium.

For "NOEL" letters:
Download sheet music from The Graphics Fairy
Import into graphics program; size as needed; copy for however many letters you need
Choose font and layer letters on top of graphic
Add clipart ( mine is from my graphics program) layer

I printed mine on lightweight cardstock , cut out each letter collage, and framed.
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Chrissy said...

It's great!!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Very nice! Did you like the glue crackle technique? I've been itching to try it sometime.

Netty said...

This is a smashing picture for Christmas and love the frame. Annette xx

Christine said...

It's totally great! I love the cheap glue crackle technique...

Linda said...

This is really pretty, Carol~ I love how it turned out! And thanks for the crackle technique!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love what you did, gonna have to give it a go!

Melissa said...

Very fresh looking.

Melissa said...

Okay, I know that is a weird comment but it is my first response to it... said...

Thanks for coming by and visiting our Pluto-Goofy standoff. You had the relevant questions in mind. xo

BEAR's Mom said...

Love that color...salem green :D
this is very nice!!!

i knew you'd slide on over to see my swap that chocolate :D

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oooh!! This turned out so pretty!! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.

Lori said...

I have one word - GORGEOUS!

Jacqueline said...

This is a beautiful project. I love the musical graphic and then to top it with the holly - just perfect. I love the color you chose too.

Holly said...

Just a beautiful classic and might I add gorgeous decoration. :Love what you did.

Rose said...

fantastic work. rose

FineArtPainting said...

Absolutely great again. Thank you for sharing your work at our DIY CRAFT TUTORIAL LINKY PARTY at

See you back next week, if not before that!

We love featuring your work as well as seeing what you've been up to and being inspired by your art.


Allison said...

This is so pretty and couldn't be any easier! What a lovely Christmas decoration.

Thanks for linking up!

Meg said...

This is so cute! I love what you did...I must try!