Saturday, December 27, 2014

Vintage Frame of Memories

I created this vintage style frame to hold some very special items along with pictures and a story of my Great Grandparents. Around 1914 my Great Grandparent were proprietors of a couple different Hotels and Bars.  Under the chicken wire is a copy of a letter my Great Grandfather wrote to my Great Grandmother. The silverware came from a few different relatives and each piece has a story of it's own. There's a copy of one of the business cards on the tin lid that I rusted.
I used a rusting powder from The Dusty Attic to transform the tin. I first painted the tin with gesso and let dry. I then added a craft adhesive to the surface and before it dried I added the rusting powder. Next I sprayed it with white vinegar. Set it aside for an hour. I ended up only using the lid for this project. The rust looks like a true rust. 
I took the frame I bought at Hobby Lobby and removed the picture from the back. I left the frame the way it came because it had just the right look for this project.
I grabbed a piece of cheese cloth and sprayed it with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in walnut and antique linen. This became the back drop for the letter and envelope I place in there. 
I wired the silverware on to the chicken wire and tied them up with a another piece of the cheese cloth. 

I prepared the chipboard with Viva Rusty Paper and black soot Distress ink to use as a mat for the picture of my GGrandparents.  

Next I took chipboard vines from The Dusty Attic, inked them to add to the frame. 
To the corner of the frame I glued down the rusted lid with the business card and a metal number plate with the year 14 for 1914.
I added 2 metal rusty words Live and Love to the frame along with a burlap bird, two silk flowers  and a fun garden wind fan that I found in an antique shop. 


It's always a joy to make something that will hold great memories about the family, the keepsakes and the stories. 

Hope you check out my video on Youtube about this project at youtube.com/user/MooreArtFromTheHeart

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Crafting,
Laurie Moore

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6 comments:

butterfly said...

Hopped over to say - finally - an official welcome to OCC - I know you're going to have great time. Love the altered truck there, and also really happy to have caught this wonderful memory frame. Delicious work.
Alison xx

butterfly said...

Hopped over to say - finally - an official welcome to OCC - I know you're going to have great time. Love the altered truck there, and also really happy to have caught this wonderful memory frame. Delicious work.
Alison xx

Carol S said...

Oh my Laurie, this is a rustic beauty! I love what you did here with the letter, photo and spoons...great way to remember everyone! Love all your rusting & distressing! Everything is beautiful!
Hugs!

Laurie Moore said...

Thank you so much Alison. I am so over the moon with excitement to be working with you. Your talent is amazing! What a great year this is going to be. xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie

Laurie Moore said...

Aw Carol you're so kind. Thank you my friend. Many adventures to come, I so excited. xxx Happy crafting, Laurie

Scrap Recup said...

Just all that I love...vintage, memories etc...Super job !