For my 2nd post, I created an altered frame using lots of Little Birdie Crafts mixed media products and of course their gorgeous flowers.
My hubby and I celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary on the 1st April and I wanted to create something that I could have on display in our home with our wedding photo. I have gone for a shabby chic look and used the turquoise and cream colour palette as it goes with our decor.
Here is my tutorial….see how I created this decor piece.
At first, I gave the whole piece two coats of Gesso to cover up the colour that the frame already had. With this piece with a backing, painting was a breeze as the piece easily came off.
I used the Sculpture Paste to create some scroll flourishes to add to my frame. This stuff is awesome you just use a palette knife to smooth the sculpture paste into the silicone molds and leave overnight to dry. You can make yourself a stash of these so that you have them handy to use in your projects
I then used Heavy Gel Medium to glue the flourishes onto my frame. This is so good for using as an adhesive, as once it dries your pieces are stuck on the surface for good!
I then mixed Sailing Sky and Tattered Lace Chalk Paints together to give a softer shade of turquoise for my piece.
I love the effect it has especially on the sculpture paste flourishes
I then decorated my frame with Burlap Doilies, Corrugated Card, Ribbon, Sisal Fibre and a mix of Flowers.
Tip: I dry brushed Tattered Lace Chalk Paint over the Burlap Doily to give a more muted colour and more texture.
I finished off by rubbing on Rich Gold Metallic Wax to add highlights to my frame.
For my Chipboard title… I painted over the Primed Chipboard with left over turquoise chalk paint and then lightly went over it with Tattered Lace Chalk Paint. I then rubbed on some Rich Gold Metallic Wax to add highlights to my title.
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