Hi all, hope all you mums had a fantastic Mother's Day and for everyone else hope you also had a fantastic crafty weekend. I spent most of the weekend crafting yippee, some of it DT work but I also did my first altered frame. I had bought a few frames from a charity shop for a £1 last year and haven't done anything with them, I really wanted to make mum something special as I really love her and decided to have a go at altering a frame. I sanded the wooden frame, then painted the back and sides with dulux (last year a DIY shop near us closed and I got 14 pots at 50p each), then I slapped some modpodge on the front and stuck down some patterned paper, then sanded lightly, then used paperartsy fresco white paint on the edges of the paper to give it a shabby chic look, then sanded again lol. I wanted some embossing on it (I so love embossing) so I chose a crafty individuals stamp (details below), I really love this stamp for doing edging etc, I embossed using wow white, but I didn't have a suitable green so I mixed some wow clear with cosmic shimmer mica pigments and it came out gorgeous. The end was making some mini roses using a MC die.
I would love to enter this into the Charisma Cardz who's challenge this week is Alter It.
I'm afraid the picture was a nightmare to take as I kept reflecting off it and I only finished the frame an hour before seeing mum so I didn't have much time to faff about lol lol.
Paint - Dulux (putting green tester pot), Paperartsy (fresco snowflake)
Paper - Anna Griffin
Dies - Spellbinders (foliage), Marianne Creatables (LR0162)
Inkpads - Versamark
Embossing powder -Wow (white) and Wow clear mixed with Cosmic Shimmer golden apple mica pigment
Stamps - Crafty Individuals (CI235)