Christmas Art - Framed Jingle Bells Lyrics

This project started when I saw the cutest scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby a few months ago that had the lyrics to Jingle Bells on it. It was all muted and antiquey and I had to have it.
Fortunately, the paper had the entire song right in the middle of the page. Imagine that. I cut out the entire song from the middle and it was the perfect size to fit centered inside the frame.
After sanding the edges I used antiquing ink to age the paper. You need a cotton rag – I usually use one of Hubby’s old tshirts, and gently dab it around the edges and a few spots around the middle as well. It really works well with the roughed up edges and give is a nice worn look.
So after sanding and adding the antiquing ink, it was all nice and aged. I glued it to a piece of the red paper that I had cut out to use as a mat. I used the backing of the frame to trace on the paper so the piece would fit perfectly in the frame. Once it was dry, I simply put it in the frame.
The bell was a bit shiny for me so I spray painted it Oil Rubbed Bronze and instead of using the bright red bow, I used twine. Much better I think for this Christmas Art project…
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