May 07, 2010

Feature Friday - Faux Antique Glass

When I saw this faux antique glass window tutorial a couple of months ago by Mary Janes and Golashes, I really wanted to try it.  I thought the idea was really clever and creative.  This one below was my favorite.  So beautiful!

I finally got a chance to give it a go.  I took a picture of my husband's grandfather to frame.  I love that it's a picture of him with his bike, since my husband is very into cycling.

I made another one (as a gift).  They look even better in person.

It was easy and quick to do.  Peeling away the paper was a little trickier than I thought it would be.  I ended up painting the edges in back, just to give it a more antique look.  In hindsight, I would have ripped or burned the edges before putting the picture in.  I think that would have looked really cool, but I am happy with how it turned out anyhow.

I can't wait to put in some more shelves in our family room so I can display some of the other art I have been working on.

Taylor's tutorial is excellent.  If you want to give it a go click HERE.  Thanks for stopping in.  I have a fun giveaway coming up tomorrow.  See you then!


  1. Eek! I'm so glad you tried it!!! It looks great. Did you soak the back of the paper with a wet cloth to get it off? It does take a lot of rubbing, my fingers went numb. Hard to photograph and catch how great it looks in person. Glad you had faith. Tearing the edges is a great idea (note to self!). Thanks for the feature!!!!

  2. It turned out great! I will have to try it out too

  3. It looks wonderful! I can hardly wait to see it in real, like up close.

  4. I love the look of these pictures! What a great idea :)
    Did you print the image from your computer (laser or inkjet)? Is it printed on regular computer paper?
    I can't wait to try it.

  5. I just hopped over to loopdelou. The new headbands are wonderful..I must get some new ones. They are so creative and so much fun to wear.

  6. W.O.W. That looks hard-- but amazingly vintage when you are all finished. That will be a keeper. You should do one of Mom's beauty queen picture. Or Dad and his life guard hair.

  7. JC - It's a laser printer with regular paper. The whole project weas pretty easy and cheap. Good luck!


  8. thanks cheri! i will give it a try and let you know how it turns out.

  9. So, I am interested in your "BEs" art behind the antique glass. I would love to see more pictures. And, if you made it a tutorial would be great!


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