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Monday, 29 July 2013

Altered Frames

Good morning all, hope you had a great weekend. We really enjoyed a family barbecue on Saturday and then out for a little tapas yesterday :o)) Now that's what I think a weekend should be about! not housework and gardening etc. lol
Anyway today's post is to show some photo frames that I have been having a go at altering. They were nice enough frames, but I've had them for years and they didn't match anywhere in the house now.

So I decided to have a go with some paint and papers and thought, nothing lost if they turn out awful lol. But I'm happy to say I quite like them :o))

I started by giving them a couple of coats of white Gesso, when that was dry I gave them both a good coat of acrylic paint. This one is a teal colour. The next day I gave them another coat and then once this was dry I gave them a sand over with a sanding block just to smooth them out and give them a bit of an aged look.

Next I added a layer of brush on crackle glaze. I hadn't used this one before but it worked great and was dry in a couple of hours.
Next I went mad with silver gilding wax lol. I thought about just putting a bit on here and there but once I got going I really liked the effect where the wax and crackle were together.

To finish the frames I made up some roses with the Tattered Floral's Sizzix die. I gave them a good spray with a silver sparkle spray and when this was dry I sprayed them with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist in Patina. I like how the Mist sits on top of the sparkle spray and looks more like droplets. A few gems and a little scroll finished them off nicely.

And here they are up on the wall, what do you think?

 Hope you like them, thanks for stopping by again.
See you soon

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