Frédérique & Friends is a blog intended to share ideas, recipes, show you my projects and works as well as those of my friends and family who want to post on this blog. You can find a lot: embroidery, sewing, felt toys, photographies, cakes and a lot of other things.
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Monday, 8 June 2015
The SC & more n°277: Joan of Arc
This week the theme is "Sweet France", I found an old picture of myself when I was 9yo.
I played being St Joan of Arc most of the time, wearing an old petticoat from my Grandmother, riding a paper horse on a stick, and holding a flag of France tainted with grass and blackberries - I know, NOT the right colours, but I did what I could with what I had at hand ;)
Joan of Arc has always been my "favourite" Saint. I find her life very inspiring.
The books I have been reading since my childhood ^^
My first idea for this week's challenge was to recreate the picture, but one week is a little short for me to organize myself, find the sticks, get colours, taint the fabric etc. But I really wanted to do something with St Joan of Arc.
Then I remembered vintage frames that I have in my DIY drawer and thought it would be nice to have picture of St Joan, second patron saint of France (the first being Our Lady of the Assumption). I also decided that I wanted a picture of St Genevieve, the saint patron of Paris. After all, I was born in Paris :)
So I looked for nice images online, printed them on thick paper (Canson type). With the same paper I made a smaller frame which I painted in silver for St Joan and in copper for St Genevieve.
I blocked the pictures at the back with pins and tadaaaam:
We now have new pretty pictures for our "Prayer corner" and I love their vintage look. How do you like them?