Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 7 - Altered frame

Today's Valentine project is a beautiful altered picture frame by TST's Kristin - why not make one of these and pop in a photo of you and your loved one? A gorgeous gift and a lovely keepsake :)
Supplies for the frame:- Michaels- $1.00 frame with heart shape, Mod Podge to attach papers and for clear coat, Bo Bunny 'A gift of love' papers
Supplies for the right corner embellishment:- Autumn Leaves heart-shaped journaling stamp with black StazOn and K&Co. Marcella line pink glitter letters in the word "Love"
Supplies for the heart embellishments:- UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel), UTEE-FLEX additive, magenta color additive - all by Suze Weinberg and Ranger

"I tore the papers and attached them with Mod Podge, wrapping them around the edge of the frame. Adding a distress "red brick" ink around the outside edges of the frame to fill in for color.

I melted the UTEE and flex, added the magenta color and used heart shaped to dip into the UTEE. Once the stamp was covered in UTEE, stamp a non stick surface with pressure and wait till cooled. Once cooled, separate the stamp from the UTEE and use as desired. I ended up cutting the inside heart of the stamp and placed the excess back into the melting pot to melt and reuse.
*Rubber stamps are recommended, acrylic can melt*

Once I had the hearts cut out, I used a quickie glue pen to glue the inside of the heart and added Martha Stewart glitter for shimmer. I simply attached the hearts to the frame with Aleene's quick dry tacky glue.

Last step, ink the inside of the heart of the frame to even out the color and to cover up any places missed by paper."

Add a picture and you're done! Thanks Kristin for sharing your project as well as a new technique - I certainly want to give UTEE a go now!

Today is the last day to order yourself a Scrappy Tree candygram in time for Valentine's, so if you want one grab it today while you can! We can add a personalised message and send straight to your Valentine, or if you prefer send directly to you for you to add your own message. Click here to go straight to our Etsy shop.

We'll be back tomorrow with Julie's inspiration challenge, which will run from Monday to Friday of this week,so remember to call in if you want to play along! Thanks for looking :) don't worry, be scrappy!

2 Scrappy thoughts:

Michelle said...

I too love the look of the torn paper!! This turned out so cute!!

Julie Boeck said...

This is wonderful! I love the frame and your UTEE work is fantastic! Thanks for sharing Kristin!