Thursday, June 30, 2011

An Engagement Frame...

My cousin Annie got engaged this past winter. She and her fiance, Ron, are coming to visit my parents this weekend. I made this collaged picture frame for them. Annie's engagement ring is a blue saphire surrounded by diamonds, so I wanted to do the frame in hues of blues and purples.

A high school aquaintance had posted this verse on Facebook a couple of weeks ago and I just fell in love with it. It had been a very long time since I had read anything from the Old Testament but this verse really says it all...

I painted the frame black then collaged old book pages on to it. I layered colored tissue paper for the majority of the intense color and then used acrylic paint thinned out with water to wash over it. Then of course I had to glitter, stamp, ink and embellish. The fabric flowers were given to me by my sister. She had gotten them from her husband's grandfather's house. I thought they added a nice contrast to all of the blues. I hope everyone has a great day!


Paula Guhin said...

You are the best! So good-hearted and sweet. Thanks for leaving comments at my site, are a great person to know, even if it's only electronically!

Katie said...

really lovely frame, and I lovet he words!! Perfection!

Carol said...

Very beautiful, Cassie!! Hope things in your part of Ohio are going well!!



Jenny Petricek said...

Cassie, this is another truly unique, gorgeous piece! What a great engagement gift that the recipients will hold on to forever!

You really do need to consider sending in your lovely projects to Somerset Studio or have such wonderful ideas and artistry to share!

Thank you so much for your congratulatory remarks on my we need to get YOU and your beautiful work published!:-)