Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Altered Frame!

Tracey very kindly gave me this frame to play with! So I changed it from this to .............

this .......

There was a little mirror in the middle, I was going to re-size the photo to fit in there, but looking at it I thought there would be way too much space to fill, so I printed my photo 6 x 4 and backed on to some card (I used the back of those little 6 x 6 paper packs which gave it a nice strong backing), distressed the edges and inked.

I gessoed (is that a word?) the frame and then added some crackle paint, I wanted a soft feel to the frame, so I only put a lot of paint onto some parts. (You can see some of the crackle in the photos below).

The rest of the frame, is completed the same as a layout, rolled edges, torn edges, inked edges, etc. All stuck down with double sided tape.

I have used the cabbage rose technique that Tracey so kindly did a tutorial on, which can be found here.
I used some of the beading, a button, crystal, chain and charm to finish it off.

I have made this swirl corner myself. I found a pic of Prima's corners, got out my crystals and stuck them down on acetate. Not bad, huh?

I so love Prima's flowers. The minute I saw this one, I knew exactly which photo I was going to use. I have dotted a lot of charms around the vine and threaded some bead string.

Shopping list

Paper - Tracey's July Kit - Bo Bunny - A gift of Love
Pearl Clusters - Mark Richards
Crystals - Mark Richards
Flowers - Prima - Petite Fleur Vines
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick, Milled Lavender and Peeled Paint
Gesso - Jo Sonja's Background Colour
Crackle Paint - Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint - Milled Lavender
Button, charms, chain, rose bud ribbon - all these and including the above bought at Running With Scissors
String Beads - Boyles
Butterfly - Hair accessory