March 26, 2012

In the right FRAME of mind

I do have to apologize for not posting so often. I've been busy trying to get my house in order
 :-) and finishing up various SWAPS I enrolled myself in.

Today I'll show you the altered frame I did for my Secret Sister (an Easter/Spring theme). She said she loved altered frames, and I found this completly black wood one on sale. It was so plain. Just PLAIN. AHHH, but armed with a glue gun and embelishments, and voila!


My secret sister said she wanted vintage style. So I had to "Age" the black wood.
First, I Painted a Pink color to the wood. I didn't really mind that the black could be seen through. After it dried, I applied a second coat.
Then I rubbed candle wax on certain areas to prevent the yellow paint from sticking.
I added two coats of yellow paint.
I then finished it with glossy Mod Podge to seal the color in.


On the lower right hand corner, I added some of my handmade flowers, some lace and two stick pins. The "balloons" as my son calls them, come from a wreath I bought at Target. I just dismantled it and used them in different projects.


This is another example of where to use the flowers from the flower tutorials.

Thank you for looking!
ALI

3 comments:

  1. Loks great. So springy and cheerful. great tips, too. Will have to do the candle wax trick. Thanks!

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  2. Love your frame! Thanks for entering our challenge at Exploring Cricut

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  3. WOW!!!!! This is beautiful!! Love it! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

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