Don't you hate it when you find junk in the yard, especially broken glass!
There is a bucket by my potting table that collects all the bits and pieces of junk that gets unearthed while gardening or after a heavy rain.
An otherwise wicked piece of ancient broken glass becomes a focal for a found junk collage. Silly isn't it when a fragment of glass is too interesting to toss in the garbage.
I backed this glass which has a slight curve with a piece of tin and soldered the edges. It is a perfect frame for a favorite vintage (copy) photograph of a little girl and her dog. I have named them "Sally and Roscoe". The original photograph was black and white but I digitally colored the copy.
-Wood is from a haphazard lean to that I torn down a while back, the nails were already in the board, love that. I just hammered them down and flat on the back.
-Old piece of chain for hanging
-found piece of thin rusty metal while hiking
-a tattered scrap of lace that was just perfect
-another piece of old wood from the tear down
-a chunk of metal my lawnmower found, complete with chippy red paint
-fragment of a religious card
-old ledger page
-scraps of old text pages
-piece of vintage trim
I lined the inside and a bit on the outside of the metal chunk with pieces of old text to give it some interest. Since both the image from the religious card and the metal chunk were a bit flaky, I coated the inside and dapped the outside with some resin. The resin gave it a bit more gloss shine that I may have liked, but it gives some contrast to the old wood. I glued the metal chunk to the wood and glued on some trim. I cut and punched an old piece of ledger page and added it to the bottom.
Quick easy projects from junk and stuff.