Friday, July 22, 2011

First attempt at altering a wooden photo frame

This is my first attempt at altering anything but I am quite happy with the result. It isn't as swamped with as many embellishments or elements as I would like, but I think it turned out ok. The picture of my husband and I were taken in Como, Italy during our trip early this year. This post is quite picture heavy so I have put up smaller sized photos so that it will not take forever to load. :)

I painted the wooden frame with a layer of dark brown acrylic paint as a base. Then I painted one layer of Crackle Medium from Plaid and then another layer of cream coloured acrylic paint on top. I am liking the crackled look. :)

I love that I can learn so many things from everyone who shares their creativeness in the crafting community. I made this flower using some crocheted lace from my stash and used just a simple circle cardstock as a base. I think it was about 2 inches wide. The rose in the centre is from I Am Roses and I sprayed it with my Lindy's Stamp Gang's Starburst Spray in Dark Chocolate Truffle. I loved how it turned out but perhaps the centre rose came out a tad too dark. What do you think? :)

I stuck various buttons of different sizes in the upper left hand corner. I did not string them up but I don't mind this look anyhow. Some people will probably be cringing that I didn't right? Hahaha.

The ticket stub is from my Tim Holtz stash and the mini flowers are from I Am Roses again. These are my favorite flowers at the moment for card making.

The metal bird is from the American Crafts' Dear Lizzy collection and I almost forgot that I had that. I am glad I looked through my stash and found it because I think it gave it the finishing touch. :)

Well hope you all enjoyed reading my post today and just want to wish everyone a happy weekend!


Stephanie said...

Wow, your frame is beautiful! I think it has just the right amount of embellishments! :) Great job!!!


Kim C said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog Steph!

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous project, Kim! love all the details and that lace flower is so pretty! amazing work!

Marina said...

Hi Kim! This frame is stunning! Love the crackle paint effect and the doiley flower :) I've bought a couple of raw frames but I've yet to do anything to them yet hehe :D

Blossom inch said...

this is just awesome altered frame girl! beautifully altered and the pic is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!