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!


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

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

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