I have several large projects going that are wearing me out so I decided to take a break and do some smaller ones!
I found these four wooden plaques at my thrift store for 40 cents each. Hopefully I won't see these on Antiques Roadshow some day and find out they were worth thousands of dollars!
I gave them all a coat of Annie Sloan Old White then distressed them. I found these vintage seed packet images on google and printed them on French dictionary pages.
I love the way these turned out! Then I tore the edges and rubbed the torn edges with a little stamping ink and a sponge to age them a bit more. Using Mod Podge I applied them to the wood pieces.
I love using old paper to cover the backs of frames, mirrors, etc. that I make. This hand made paper was perfect for that 'vintage feel' -- even though it's on the back I like that there is always a nice little 'surprise' when you turn the pieces over.
And here they are after a coat of Annie Sloan clear wax and a little buffing. These will also be for sale in my Etsy Shop if you "like" and "want".
Now that I'm 'refreshed' . . . back to those larger projects!