I have a little metal tray in my workroom I keep old pictures on. Out in the open and ready to use! Sometimes I stop by the tray and mix them up so different photos are at the top of the stack. Sometimes, I line them up along the wood sorter that sits on the counter top so I can see more than one at a time. But in either case, the pictures just wait till I find a use for them.
For me, the center of the frame started with this small picture I bought for $1 at Junk Bonanza back in March. Follow along and I will show you how I incorporate a really big flower, a crackle frame and an old photo.
I took a piece of ephemera from the Thrift Shop Ephemera Pack and inked the edges. I crumpled it into a ball, then unfolded it and ripped it in two.
Hummm...Facets on my desk for another project...I think I can use one of those. Remnant Rubs love acrylic. I flipped the Facet over and added gold Alcohol Ink to the flat side of the Facet.
NOTE: there is a small hole at the top of each Facet for securing or hanging. I added a Mini Fastener to the hole so it will look like it is secured to the frame with the fastener (but I really secured it with Multi Medium).
I was going to add a easel to the back but then I thought, what about an old clipboard? I picked this one up at the last Remnants of the Past show back in November. I had no plan at the start to use this, so the fact that it looks like it was meant to be, makes me happy. I love when new and old can come together to create such a nice piece.