I finished a project today for Cindy of Wisteria Place. I've made these simple collages before and she has always wanted one ~ I'll share with you how I assemble this one.
I print the poem out from the computer and let the ink dry. Next I spray with instant coffee (you can refrigerate this for later use!), blot with a paper towel slightly, until I get the look I'm wanting.
I place the sheet of paper on a microwave safe plate on top of a paper towl and microwave it for about a minute, checking for dryness. I sometimes have to do it for a few more seconds but be sure to keep checking it or it could burn!
Next, I find the elements that I like that represent old things to me. Lace, a woman's photo, old ribbon and millinery flowers. I ironed the flowers so they would be as flat as possible. I ironed the ribbon in the folded position, too. And I ironed the lace so it would be nice and flat. I simply used a glue stick to hold everything in place.
Slip it into a frame that you love and you're finished ~ I hope you like yours, Cindy!