For this project, I was inspired by Philadelphia. I live in a city so full of American history, and everyone loves to celebrate the Fourth of July here! Fireworks fill the city skies, and people go all out. This year, I wanted to decorate my home with an alternative to the normal red, white and blue color pallet and use some of the old photos I’ve collected from flea markets. These little works can be enjoyed as wall art or can make a great night light. You could also make fun Independence Day greeting cards using the same techniques! — Halligan
See the full how-to after the jump!
- old photos with as much sky as possible
- scanner and printer
- small brush
- gold leaf and gold-leaf adhesive
- deep frame
- light-proof tape
- short string of twinkle lights
- glue stick
7. Add the back of your frame. I used an IKEA frame with enough room for the cord; however, you may need to cut a hole to enable the cord to get out. Run your light-proof tape along all four sides of the frame’s back.
8. Enjoy your new artwork with the lights on or off! Happy Fourth of July!