Well, I spent some time working on a project like many I'd seen on Pinterest. It looked easy: a frame, some wire (mine ended up being screening), a bit of paint... you know the drill.
I had to do it in stages, as painting was involved and basically it cost me $1.99 (for the used frame at Goodwill), so I can't complain.
Here's the process:
1. I began by disassembling and re-purposing a picture frame I picked up at Goodwill. The glass may have use down the road.
2. I decided to paint it blue, as you can see.
3. It was kind of blah, so I took a darker blue and a scrunched up piece of tissue to give a bit of "texture" and blotted all over.
4. At that point I was ready for the screen. I was originally going to string 2 pieces of wire, and I may still re-do the project at some point, but I didn't have any on hand. I did, or should I say Bri did, have a bit of screen scrap.
5. So I measured and trimmed the screen to fit inside the frame, using handy dandy wire cutters. Right, hubby forgot to mention trimming screening can HURT! I got picked and scratched a few times... immediately deciding I didn't like working with screen!
6. Once it was trimmed I stapled it into the frame (another opportunity for the wicked screen to bite me, which it did!)
7. You will notice there was a piece of navy fabric there to back it, well, too dark, didn't show. I decided to use a piece of colorful scrapbooking paper, which you can just barely see in the next photo.
I don't know.... it just didn't come out how I pictured. My girls thought it was lovely and cool, so, maybe it's not as bad as I thought!
Oh well, my lesson there is two-fold:
#1. Things don't come out as you planned;
#2. They don't always come out perfect;
#3. Maybe I work better in fabric than.... well, "other" mediums? We shall see!
Happy crafting, all!