Good morning , I have a gorgeous altered frame for your today ( well least I hope you all think it is gorgeous anyway.)lol
I always reach for my browns and blues lately so just for this time I went for purple and green tones, lots and lots of texture and some gorgeous flowers to add to the mix too. I have a step by step for you today as this sort of frame can look daunting if you aren't really a mixed media boff like me but would love to have a go at it.
Before I go into the tutorial I am soooo close to the give away I can almost taste it haha... 199 of you lovely blogglies on here now and 1 more is all we need to get the ball rolling on our little celebratory giveaway for me to give something back to you my Internet family and let you know just how much I appreciate you being here with me. If you have popped over from facebook to have a look today all you need to do is be a subscriber and we will have the giveaway which I will use random.org to pick the number to make it fair for everyone entering.
So here is my Create Your Future altered frame for The amazing Visible Image.
So I started with this blank frame which was in a grey sort of lime washed shade and I covered it in a light coat of off white paint as my base to blend into.
This is an Imagination crafts stencil that I saw used with the ferro paste in a demo and I loved how it sparkles like crazy for other projects but for today I wanted to use it purely because if you heat this stuff lots it swells up and does not collapse as it cools so it creates something that stands off the sundrie and look great as is or painted as I did on this occasion.
Next I took this Dreamweaver embossing crackle paste and smeared it loosely over the frame, thick in some places thin in the other and heated it til it cracked like crazy, here it is before heated.
Do you think you will try this with me?.
Music Background stamp and used Versafine archival ink to stamp and Image which I then heat set to prevent smears. I ripped it out of the tissue and you want raggedy edges.
Like this .
This product is a runny gluey item to add tissue and other things to frames etc, if you have Mod podge, decopatch glue, slap-it-on , cosmic shimmer watered down a little or even a regular old white pva glue with water added any of those do the exact same job, I prefer a matte finish but you can go for gloss, sparkle and all manor of things and I will be showing you how to make your own texture pastes and gesso's etc very soon too. So add a layer quite generously but not too much to the areas you want to add the tissue then lay the tissue on and coat a thin layer on top to seal it and then heat it up to set it or walk away and make that tea, and I have 1 sugar and milk if your offering, thank you muchly.lol.
So after spraying the above colours in layers drying in between coats I took my off white paint and a dry brushing technique to bring out the raised details in the frame and all that texturing we did.
I also added a little angel/cupid in the centre of the aperture at the bottom and a little bling in the hands, Maybe hes holding his halo lol.
Grunge Flourish. Create your future.
Well dolls I hope you enjoyed today's altered frame and that you will give it a go with the products you have at home and of course your stunning Visible Image deeply etched stamps make life very easy as they stamp so perfectly every time.
Who is going up to Birmingham in November for the NEC then?
Thank you to everyone for being here with me i appreciate you all so very much, welcome to any new bodies joining and I hope you have enjoyed looking through the items I have created since I started the blog.
Have a great Wednesday and I will see you all tomorrow . Also look out as I will have more days and blog posts coming soon too.
Hugs for now