Monday, 9 July 2012

Textured Frame by Alison

Hello Stampers! I've got a little textured frame to share with you today.


I used a little wooden frame, The Artistic Stamper has similar ones HERE. I started by applying Studio gesso all over the frame, as this helps the texture paste stick to it. I applied Viva Ferro through the Dylusion Diamond of a Border stencil, using a palette knife. 

Once this was dry, I painted over the whole frame. I used Cloudy Blue Paint Dabber, with a little London Blue Dylusion Ink Spray mixed in. Once the paint was dry, I lightly sponged Expresso Paint Dabber over the raised pattern, and on the edges of the frame. I was going for a distressed look, so I didn't worry too much about the paint going where it shouldn't, and I love how it picked up some of the rough wood texture too.


I stamped one of the Nudes onto glossy card, using Jet Black Archival Ink, then coloured her with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I cut the image to fit inside the frame.

I dabbed a little Cloudy Blue Paint onto a button from Tim's Fanciful Accroutrements, cut the back loop off with my Tim Holtz Scissors, then attached it to the bottom of the frame. I punched a couple of leaves from green Co'oredinations paper, sanded them carefully with a Sanding Grip, then tucked them behind the button.

To finish, I coloured some white ribbon with Antique Linen Distress Stain, then threaded it through the 'Love' Ideaology Key, tied a bow, & added it to the top right of my frame.

Thanks for looking,
Alison xox 

7 comments:

Jacqueline said...

THAT is gorgeous!! I love that! Must get me those 'Nudes' though, how beautiful are they! Been meaning to get them for ages but always needed somethng else instead!

Thanks for sharing,

Jackie x

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the colour of the frame and the texture is fab! Trace x

Angie said...

Love the texture work....great piece ...gives inspiration.

Redanne said...

You have done a brilliant job on that texture, great frame. A x

Emma said...

Another fantastic piece of artwork...lots of interesting detail! It's fab Alison...
Emma xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's great, the frame rocks.

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful project! Love the texture on the frame and that's a beautiful blue.