I’ve been framed.

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Ooooooohhhhhhh I love vintage children’s books. Textbooks, picture books, storybooks… I buy them anytime I see them. And then I stack them in my craft room, where they grow older and dustier every day. Now that I’ve got my booth (!!!), I thought it was a perfect time time try a few projects that I’ve had in my head for a while now. (You’re familiar with my head, right? It’s where my many millions of projects live.)

I have quite a few frames hanging around, so I decided to match up some illustrations with the frames I already have on hand.

now i law meThese pages were taken from a book named “Three Prayers” from (I think) the forties. Beautiful illustrations. The illustration that would look best with the prayer was actually on the other side of the first prayer panel. I’m already looking on eBay to see if I can find another copy of this book because there are so many beautiful options for framing.

yellow framesHow do I love thee, polka dots? Let me count the ways. So much that I went ahead and used this paper even though the yellow is a tad too mustard-y to be perfect with the frame and the print. Who cares, people? It’s polka dots!

This was a fun project. Step-by-step instructions can be found here on Katherine Raz’s awesome BackGarage.