I have always been fascinated by spices. I love to cook with them, I love to use them as aromatherapy ingredients (cinnamon and cloves being my favourites for this purpose) AND I love to use them in my art.
For this project, I used a plain plastic photoframe. First, I created a border by applying tile grout (you could use clay or plaster of paris) and before it could dry, I selected a handful of my favourite spices and pressed them into the border.
For a fuller border, you could use larger amounts of smaller ingredients such as mustard seeds and pepper seeds.