Framed Photo Collage with Idea-Ology!

Happy Easter Sunday everyone. It’s Shari here with a frame project which starts out with a small photo and builds into a collage. I love small black and white photos, especially of sleeping babies!


I started with watercolor paper from Ranger and added my first layer of Crazing medium from Tim Holtz; this gave me slightly textured background of brush strokes. Once it was dry, I painted an area with a wash of Cracked Pistachio Distress paint.


I kept my embellishments simple and meaningful. The mirrored hearts are a nice dainty touch; one large and one small to signify Gramma and Granddaughter.


In this shot you can see where I added foiling over the embossing paste.  It’s one of those quick treatments you can do for maximum impact. The number plaquette “15” reminds me of Melody’s age (in months) when I took the photo.


Layers around a photo can be clean and simple but full of texture. Pull out your favorite papers, lace trimming, die cut flowers and embellishments to give it a try.


I’ve shot a full narrated process of this project which you can view below or on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to snap shots of your loved ones for future creations. Enjoy!

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