Tattered Frame

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

25 March, 2015 - , , , , ,


Hi there! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share a frame I made using the Maja Design Walking in the Forest collection papers.  I have to say this collections is an old favorite of mine, I love the tattered, worn look of the papers.


I began by picking up an inexpensive unfinished wood frame at a local craft shop.  It cost me only $1.50 (I love me a good bargain!)  I then had the daunting task of choosing which papers I wanted to use to create my frame.  I say daunting because there are so many gorgeous papers in this collection that I had a hard time choosing which I wanted to put together.


While I was shopping for my frame I came across these pretty tattered looking blooms (Recollections brand). When I saw the colors I immediately thought of the papers and colors in the Walking in the Forest collection.  I just love those faded denim colors and the worn craft colors.  I added a little hemp twine and some bits of burlap to finish the rustic look.


Included in the floral package was this cute triple layer butterfly!  I also did a patchwork design on this frame so that I could use a variety of the patterned papers in this lovely collection.   I used some Bronze metalic dimensional paint to add ‘rivets’ to the cut edges. I also used a little water on the edge of the paper so that I could gently pull back the edge to reveal the Flannel Shirt paper.

I hope you enjoyed my project today using this versatile and beautiful collection.  Be sure to pop by daily for new inspiration from our talented design team! xo


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  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Oh. It never occured to me that you can make a frame out of this papers but it’s brilliant. Love re-collections too. Always bunker up every time I go to the US.
    I find your disposition very interesting. It brings life to the frame and it’s a bit unexpected. You have really shown that you can do so much just a with a few pieces of papers and some inexpensive embellies. Lovely!

  • Gorgeous frame, papers and colors. And, those flowers are really lovely and perfect for the look of the frame. Thanks for sharing!