Friday, 22 January 2016

Photo Frame by Debs

Hi All

Debs here!  With something a little different for me.  I picked up a plain photo frame from The Artistic Stamper and decided to transform it! Let me know what you think I would love to hear your views on what you think.

Sorry the picture isn't great it was a bit wet outside today and the light inside wasn't great either!

Take one blank frame

Add some grunge paste through the swirls stencil

Get a Jamboree bag from The Artistic Stamper and adhere bits and pieces around the frame, the jamboree bags are full of hidden treasure

Using My Melt pot i mixed up some UTEE and poured it onto a heat proof craft mat and using a cog from the Tick Tock stamp set inked up with versa mark I stamped into the melted UTEE

then made a smaller one

I used the cooled down UTEE as a mild and using paper clay made some solid cogs

Trimmed down

I also cut out the middle of the large cog

Added the large cog over the top of the bits in the bottom left corner 

Added the smaller one on top

I had also used another stamp in the UTEE which was Smile from the journaling words 4 which unfortunately you can't really see in this photo but its in the top right hand corner.  Once all the elements were stuck down i covered everything in black gesso.

Then I mixed some blue and green mica powders with gel medium and then covered the whole thing using the coloured gel medium as a paint!

Once that had dried I then got out some sliver gilding wax and just rubbed on the raised surfaces just to give it all a highlight

Here it is all complete and standing upright with its stand attached.  Now you can see the Smile.  Everything used in this project is available in the shop and online.

Do let me know what you think either on here or on the Facebook page.
Take Care Debs


Christi Conley said...

I love this! I have a Melt Pot and haven't used it in YEARS - I also have plenty of these blank frames - you have inspired me to dig into my stash and use some of the oldies but goodies I have saved :) Your frame is gorgeous!!

Notations of a Crafter said...

Thanks Christi. Yes dig out that melt pot. Just don't forget to show us on the blog challenge what you have made 😉

mamablitger said...

Oh what a lovely frame you made. Love the way you altered it. It looks awesome.
Thank you for sharing your art.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

sarascloset said...

Gorgeous frame! I love all that texture and the rich coloring! Brilliant way to make a mold out of the UTEE! I'm so going to give that a try! Thank you for sharing your step by step!

Notations of a Crafter said...

Thank you ladies I shall look forward to seeing your creations on the challenge ;-)