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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

***Wall DECOR Project***

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
If you came by my blog a few weeks back you would
know I just finished sharing my recent decorating
of my homes living areas for Fall.
I moved a few pieces of furniture and now opened
up a new area for some wall displays.

So I went off to HobLob and found a cool
faux Photo with the unique letterings that
spelled out FAMILY for $10!!!
THAT was my inspiration piece.
 I added my daughters Triple Pix from her
graduation pictures...love my pretty girl!
With the last piece being my *project*.

I recenlty found our Victorian Style Marriage Certificate
 that was given to my hubby and I
as a wedding gift from the Minister who married us.
I had tucked this certificate away for 25 years.
In a recent cleaning of my craft studio I
ran across it again and finally knew what
would become of this lovely piece of my
marriage history.

Okay, so please don't be mad, cuz,
 I meant to take before pictures and
as is my sometimes bad habit,
before I know it the project was done.
Anyone relate to this happening?


Here's what I did:
I took a 16x20 White Canvas board and
began painting deep burgandy, golds and
carmel colors as my base background.
I then lightly watered the edges of the paper
and tore them to give a tattered document feel.
I then used Mod Podge to adhere the certificate.
Then used that great spray stain to age it all
a bit more.  Then I added a thick coat
 of mod podge over the entire piece.
For me this board was a bit too plain so
I stained a vintage crocheted piece I had
and then glued a cross I had also purchased
from HOBLOB.  This was all glued to the
top...


Okay...the last pictures is of my new
wall display corner!

If you are interested in something like this for your
own home, I actually did a search for
VICTORIAN Certificates and came up with
a number of places that these can be purchased
on line from!
Hope I inspired you!

Be Blessed
Lorena
 



4 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

You did a great job on the corner of your room.
LOVE your drawings!!!
AND...you have been busy making Christmas treasures too! I need a rest! LOL!!!
I'm loving my fall pumpkin!!
Warmly,
deb

Marilyn said...

The whole area looks great!! Love the certificate...
Marilyn

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great job, Lorena!!
The marriage certificate is stunning!!
Some of the vintage ones are so pretty. My one friend collects the vintage ones!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Olivia said...

Well, Happy fall ya'll! What sweet fall accents you have added! Your work is just so pretty! I hope your week is fabulous and blessed!
Hugs,
Olivia