Yesterday I shared a recipe binder I created using paper by Donna Salazar as a guest designer. Today I am sharing a shadowbox frame I created with her Grandma's Garden collection.
I really loved the images of fabric textures on the papers and felt totally inspired to create a paper quilt. I used a quilt template to cut the pieces from the different patterns.
I used flowers and leaves by Prima that I adhered to the outside of the frame. I die cut two paper flowers from the backside of a piece of Donna's Artisic Papers. I added machine stitching to the flowers to help tie them into the quilt theme.
It is hard to tell in the photos, but I added batting under each paper piece to help give it dimension and make it look more puffy. The edge of each piece is also distressed and inked for a more vintage look.
I added strips from the artistic paper on the inside too around the quilt to mimic the binding on the edge of a quilt.
I added the strips to the outside of the frame too. I really liked the texture of the Artistic Papers, they feel a lot like water color paper and take ink nicely.
Many thanks to Dona for inviting me to create with her collections! It was great fun to use them!