Here's a neat project I did with some pictures of my son. My niece, who is a professional photographer, shot some pictures of my son some time ago. I had some spare white ceramic tile left over after tiling my floors some years ago, so I decided to play around with an ideal.
I first made copies of the pictures (didn't want to mess up the originals). Then I glued each copy on top of the tile and then the fun began.
WHITE CERAMIC TILE BEFORE
On this picture I wrinkled tissue paper (the kind you use in gift boxes), cut them in strips and then glued the paper around the picture. I then painted over the tissue paper and sealed with a clear varnish.
On the next picture I used paint chips (the kind you get from Home Depot or any paint supply store). I cut out the chips, glued them on top of the tile, played around with crackling and then varnished to seal.
And on this one I cut strips of construction paper, glued around picture, crackled and then varnished to seal.
I then displayed them in his room. I like how they turned out and I really liked knowing I didn't have to waste money on picture frames.
Being creative is about having fun while being different. The next time you want to be different just LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!