I had a few friends come by that have been collecting the same things I have over the months. I`ve shared my wallpapers, laces and trims, and buttons, beads, and baubles. As they looked through their stash, they looked at me and asked: What do I do with it?
Here are a few samples of projects I`ve done and some we will create next year!
A simple canvas covered with french script, lace trim, buttons and millinery. I also love to use beeswax on just about everything, especially paper.
This is a piece of antique quilt I cut and framed. I wanted to display part of my rhinestone buckles, pins, and clips. I painted and distressed an ugly dark frame.
I love collecting old wallpaper. My favorite is the 1900`s. Very fragile, but the colors are wonderful. I also found a way to display some more of my favorites! I used mini canvases, wallpaper, lace, mica tiles, frozen charlottes, a rhinestone buckle, (I cut away the bar in the middle to "frame" the rose on the wallpaper), and millinery. A great way to display an old piece of jewelry you don`t wear any longer.
Either my projects were crooked or I was taking crooked pictures.... Oh well, just a few ideas that might help you create something with your stash of collectables and treasures!