Thursday, December 31, 2020

Repurposed Photo Frame

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a kinda creepy project I made using a 5x7 photo frame that had the glass broken years ago. It's been sitting in a closet waiting for me to go buy a new pane of glass. Apparently, that's never gonna happen so I repurposed it for something crafty. Let me take you through how it was made.
Here's what I started with. A GSL 6 Panel Rectangular Window, one of the GSL Wrought Iron Miniatures, some Black Creepy Critters Set silhouettes and the lid of a GSL 2.4 Inch Suitcase, which was the perfect size for this project! 
Along with the chipboard items, I cut a piece of cardboard to fit the frame, selected a nice brick scrapbook paper from Paper Pizazz, cut a popsicle stick down to window box size and found a sinister image in my Zombie Tarot deck – the page of swords.
I assembled the suitcase lid using tacky glue. Once set, I painted he interior walls in a deep brown acrylic paint. I made a color copy of the tarot card and cut it to fit inside the suitcase lid. 
I glued the brick paper to the cardboard. Once the glue was dry, I marked the location on the wall that I wanted the recessed window to be with removable painter's tape then cut the opening with an X-Acto knife. 
The window was painted in an off white acrylic paint, while the wrought iron fence and window box popsicle stick were painted black. 
To finish off the window box, I selected two dollhouse bricks as spacers. Those were painted black and glued in place.
Time to assemble! The suitcase lid was glued in place behind the opening while the window was glued on top. I added some small greenery inside the window box before gluing that in place. 
The final touches were small flowers for the window box and some fun silhouettes from the GSL Black Creepy Critters Set. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Items Used

Other Items Used
Tacky glue
Acrylic paint
5x7 Frame
Paper Pizazz Brick Wall paper
Cardboard scrap
Tarot card/creepy image
Popsicle stick
Miniature brick
Greenery & flowers

1 comment:

  1. This is right up my alley I love things a little off kilter par for the corse with the year we are leaving behind!! Happy New Year! Hope 2021 is better than 2020. Happy creating!!