Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Keep Calm by Alison

Hello again Stampers! Today, I have an inky frame to share with you.

I began by totally covering a papier mache frame with pieces of torn book page. I used Studio Matt Medium to glue the pieces of book page, then brushed more Matt Medium over the top, to seal.
Next, I brushed a thin layer of Studio Gesso all over the frame, so I could apply the Distress Inks to colour it. I used Fired Brick & Stormy Sky.
Then I stamped the flourish from the Flourish Swirls Plate, using Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I used a heat gun to dry and set the ink. I then stamped the splats from the A5 Swirls, Splats & Dots Plate, using Fired Brick Distress Ink, then heat set these too.

I stamped Keep Calm And Carry On Stamping onto glossy card, using Archival Jet Black Ink, then embossed it with clear powder. I cut it out, leaving a thin border, then inked lightly with the Fired Brick DI. I glued it to the inside of the frame, then added a crown charm.
To finish, I added some blue & red buttons, & applied Gold Inka Gold to the edges of the frame.
Thanks for looking,
Alison xox


shirley said...

Love your torn book page,stamping and colours on this frame Alison!
I have a frame I started to alter months ago. You have inspired me to finish it.I have the Carry on stamp too :)

Maggie said...

Great altered frame Alison...I need that stamp!! lol


Helen said...

That's just great, love the frame.

Sid said...

Fab frame !!

hazel said...

Fabulous frame Alison.
xxx Hazel.

Jennie Atkinson said...

A great project Alison - the frame looks super with the torn book pages. x

Emma said...

Fabulous altered frame,'ve achieved a really stunning effect from the torn book pages.
Love Emma xxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Terrific project, I love these stamps.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Alison i sooo love and want this never fail to inspire me...Mel :)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Alison i sooo love and want this never fail to inspire me...Mel :)