I'm all about custom art, but that-ish gets expensive, and ain't nobody got time for that. When I am in stores like TJMaxx and Marshalls, I always take a gander at the broken items. Well, they are not always BROKEN, but maybe damaged, and just need a home and a little love. I also snatch up just about anything on clearance or sale at craft stores, but then I have all this STUFF, just sitting around. I decided to shove some stamps in a frame and see what happened. Great success!
For this project, I have to admit, I got a little lucky. I didn't measure anything, and it all fit perfectly! You should d grab up a frame, or a shadow box, and measure the space, and then buy up some stamps, based on your size. You could use any stamps you want!
All you need is your frame (one with a bit of depth will work best), stamps and tape. YUP THAT'S IT! EASIEST DIY EVER!
Pick out the ones you want to be face up and set them aside, I wrote 128 john st of course!
Think about where you want the face up design to be, and start filling in the frame around that area, with the rubber side of the stamps (that aren't a part of your end design) out towards the glass.
The stamps you want to be the main focus in your end piece should have the rubber facing away from the glass, and the printed design part of the glass facing out to the glass. Fill the entire frame space up. The end message should read backward when you are looking at the back.
Cover the entire backside of the stamps in tape, so that they don't move or fall out.
TA-DA! A couple-o-stamps and a beat up frame and we have a custom piece of art! Start grabbing up some stamps on clearance and keep your eyes peeled for a perfect frame, it is so nice to have a custom piece in the house for such a small amount of money, I think I spent about $8 on the stamp set and $2 on the frame because it wasn't in the best condition!
What types of stamps do you want to make yours with?!