Sometimes I wonder if I have too much time on my hands and I should just go and get a real job. Because I find myself obsessed with odd crafting ideas and get carried away.
What on earth made me think this old picture should be the Clauses?
Who knows, but once I did, I started Clausing up other pictures of elderly couples from the past.
And gaudy-ing up the frames for them. This one is in a shadow box made from the lid of an old jewelry box.
This grandpa and his lil cutey got a redo too.
They even got a new little sister.
This one is my fave, though. I love those old, oval frames with rounded glass. This one had an eagle on it that had broken over time.
I tried to chip off as much as I could and keep the wings to make an angel from the leftover bits.
I backed her with heavy chipboard covered in vintage wallpaper and added some glitter, plus leaves from an old Christmas corsage and a mini bottle brush wreath.
Santa got a twinkle in his eye with white, opaque ink, and I highlighted his beard with it too.
I was soooo happy with the way it turned out, and hung it up right away.
Then, it crashed down and the lovely, old curved glass shattered. That glass was the whole reason I started on this instead of tossing the frame in the trash. Oh well. I'm still displaying it as is.
And I'm embellishing more sepia pictures. It is good to find a use for the old couples and grandpops I come across in my stash of pictures. I usually go for just the pretty girls and babies, unless I need a wicked witch. Now, I can add Santa to the uses of old photos.