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Date added: 01/24/2013 Are you in need of a meaningful gift?

A Great Impression has been working on a line of gifts that you can give on special occasions,  when you want to introduce those you love to positive, and encouraging messages.

We are developing a line of refurbished, shabby chic, ornate picture frames. They are often antiques or vintage pieces, a work of art before they are even fill with words of love.  

Our owner and lead designer, Mary Zimmer, came up with this idea last summer when she was trying to think of a way to help a friend create a product to sell for extra money.  After spending a couple of months mulling it through, and her friend not wanting to take up the idea, Mary could not get it out of her head.  The creation needed some feet, and Mary set out to find the supplies.  (Isn't the shopping for awesome new craft supplies the most fun part of the process?) 

Here are some photos of the process of refinishing the vintage frames, then creating lovely inspirations to be printed on the linen cloth,  and heat sealed on for a permanent finish.

Refinished Shabby Chic Wall Frame With Inspirational Sayings

Refinished Shabby Chic Wall Frame With Inspirational Sayings

Refinished Shabby Chic Wall Frame With Inspirational Sayings

Refinished Shabby Chic Wall Frame With Inspirational Sayings

Mary Zimmer tried different painting techniques until she felt she had the process pefected.  Then she set to work designing new and exciting inspirational quotes that would be cut from a process that actually uses heat trasfer material used on T shirts.  Next she picked linen fabrics that were perfect for the shabby chic look she was after, and set to work finishing up her creations.  

Here are some of the end results.  

Personalized framed canvas print, shabby chic, distressed vintage frames

Sometimes they are made personalized as gifts

Or this one has been sold for a couple of wedding gifts: 

Personalized framed canvas print, shabby chic, distressed vintage frames

Or just blessings for the home of a special family.

Personalized framed canvas print, shabby chic, distressed vintage frames

No matter your need, Mary will be happy to help you give an amazing gift that will be an heirloom for years to come. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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