Filling a frame

Some weeks ago I got hold of two beautiful black ornamented frames, but since I didn’t have anything to put in them they just ended up being put away in a drawer.

Then I got an idea…

Imaginary Karin - frame crafts

I always save pretty things I find. Buttons, odd earrings, sequins, little ribbons etc. Everything goes into a special box in my bedroom that is full of little trinkets like that.
Well, I figured if I just took the glass off the frames I could make something using those trinkets!

I decided upon a little flat metal heart that used to be a charm on a bracelet, a little jewelled bow that fell of a bra, a big round metal ornament that I think used to be part of an earring and a black diamond-like plastic thing that I have no idea where it’s from.
I used two aquarelle papers since it’s rather thick and sturdy and drew some shapes on them with a black ink marker and added some red watercolour. Then I glued on the embellishments on each paper and added a passe-partout for each to add some depth.

Imaginary Karin - frame crafts

Imaginary Karin - frame crafts

Ta daa! I think it came out kinda cute ^_^
Maybe I should have worked some more with the hearts, they look a little flat. But it’s fine for now :) Besides, I can always draw or glue on something more later if I want to.

Do you keep small things like this too?
Or am I the only one collecting shiny stuff like a bloody magpie? :P


  1. 24 October 2011

    Those came out totally gorgeous! I also keep n’ collect little stuff – shiny or otherwise. ^_^

  2. 24 October 2011

    Wow those are totally awesome! I love that idea!

  3. 24 October 2011

    I love those! I also have some small trinkets so that’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  4. 24 October 2011

    They look beautiful! That’s such a great idea. I have a few buttons that I’ve saved, and I save pretty stones I find. I need to start keeping an eye out for more shiny trinkets!

  5. 25 October 2011

    Aw, they came out really pretty! :D (btw, I like the look of your living room! :) ) I personally don’t keep little things like that, but I think I might start! :D

  6. 26 October 2011

    Jättefint! Är ramarna från Lagerhaus? Har själv två liknande i blå plast. Jag brukar också spara delar av smycken som gått sönder men jag samlar inte på mig småsaker jag hittar. Min syster gör dock det och använder småsakerna till scrapbooking-kort.

    • 27 October 2011

      TAck :D Nej, ramarna är från Gallerix. Dom hade rosa och gröna också när jag var där sist. Åh, scrapbooking lät som en bra idé, det hade jag inte tänkt på. Kanske får börja med det!

  7. 28 October 2011

    I love crafty things! I have so many things on my to-do-list to pretty up the condo, but I’ve been so busy lately with being ill that I haven’t been able to get anything done.

    I also have a box of trinkets that I find all over the place, Will and I call it my little treasure box. :3 There are so many shops in downtown Athens that sell antique nick-knacks and pretties that I college for 25 cents here and 50 cents there.

    I always figured I would do something with them, and I think this is a lovely idea. :love:

  8. 16 November 2011

    What neat use of pretty shiny! :heart:

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