I have wanted an antique window for years. When my father in law came across this creamy white one and asked if I wanted it, I couldn’t wait to make something of it! But what? It sat empty for months. With Christmas approaching I dreamt up a new piece of art for my home. That is when it came to me, frame Christmas art or photos in that old window. I began searching everywhere for the perfect art (Ikea, World Market, scrapbook stores, TJ Maxx etc.). None had quite the right size or style of what I wanted. Then on the internet I found old Christmas stamps that were printed for the USPS in conjunction with museums of art. All eight were Madonna and Child and by classic painters. I blew each one of them up and had them printed at Costco on photo paper. Then I arranged them in the eight panes.
I cut each one out including the detailed iconic stamp edges. This took a long time, but really helped give it the look I was going for. Then I glued each one to a piece of cardboard that I cut into small rectangles. I wanted the photos to “float” in the panes. Then I taped the cardboard to a dark mushroom mat board I purchased from Hobby Lobby (and cut to fit over the entire back of the window). Then I taped the entire mat board to the back of the frame.
I had the perfect place in mind for my new art piece. Right in the hall between my entry/family room and kitchen/nook.