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!


MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

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!!!!

Cassie said...

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

Unknown said...

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

JC PIERCE said...

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.

Unknown said...

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.

Taylor Swim said...

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.

iammommahearmeroar said...

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


JC PIERCE said...

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

Megan said...

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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