Saturday, July 31, 2010

Altered Frames......

Im a bit of a fan of altering my frames.......
Im bored by just plain wood ones now.
Looking for something that stands out...
So i bought this one from the reject shop for $20.
What i do to alter them is so simple..
I usually do these while i am cooking tea, or someone other boring task!
First i make sure i pick a frame thats a nice colour to show through.
This one was brown.
I then use a crackle medium, such as Jo Sonias or Folkart.
Give it a good coat and leave to dry.
Then i paint a thick coat of a cream paint either Jo Sonias or Kaierpaint.
Let that dry and crackle.
Then i paint a gloss finish over it.
I tied some green tara ribbon around the top
I sprayed a A2Z Scraplet word
"Pieces of Me"
with Tattered Angels glimmer mist
and then strengthened it with Dimensional Magic.
Glue that over the ribbon.
With the matting,
i used some Tattered Angles stencils
and Tattered Angles glimmer mist to give it some interest....
Put it all together
(Dont brake the corner of the glass like i did!!)
then your done!!!

I used a similar technique for this frame
And similar for this one too
which was the Masters OTP i did last year.
The only difference is the paint colours.
Cause i did an undercoat of green
and then the top coat was a mixture of browns, creams..... etc

3 comments:

Jackie / Kate said...

The frames look awesome.. Great ideas & tips !!

家唐銘 said...

來問個安,誰不支持這個部落格,我咬他.................................................................

lindy said...

gorgeous work Jodes

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