Thursday, March 7, 2013

Photo Frames for Gifts

While in Ikea a few months back, I came across some frames for only $1.99 and thought how perfect these would be to decorate and give for Birthday Presents.

To prepare the surface, I gave it a light sanding with some sandpaper and covered it with layers of Texture Magic.

For the first frame, I randomly painted areas with Sandal Paint Dabber.


Then I decorated with:



Once happy with their placement, I randomly wiped over the flowers with Sandal Paint Dabber and then painted the frame and embellishments with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matt to seal and protect the arrangements.


For my photo, as it was an odd size, I adhered it to some cardstock and heat embossed the cardstock with a flower stamp using Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel Ivory.





Close ups
(I wish you could see the glimmer shine in these photos!)







On my next frame, I again prepared the surface by giving it a light sanding with some sandpaper and covered it with layers of Texture Magic.

Then I added all my embellishments - starting from the top with our Filigree Flower Flourish centered with a blue rose.

Flowers and embellishments around the base are:

Bee with Clock charm (OOS sorry but we have plenty of other charms that will coordinate)

I then randomly painted over everything with Aqua Paint Dabber. Go easy on the painting of the flowers, you don't want to make them soggy. I just wiped the dabber over them in areas.

To seal and protect - paint all over with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matt.

For a final touch, spray Guilded Gold Glimmer Mist over the frame ... far out, this is one stunning Glimmer Mist! I am onto my 2nd bottle LOL

LOOK AT THE GOLD ON THE PAINTED CHARM






I AM IN LOVE  ... lol

Here is the end result ...



... and now with the "hard plastic" inside, which I have stamped over with a flourish pattern, using the Aqua Paint Dabber

(Sorry - it's a bit hard to take photos with the plastic.)



If you haven't used the Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers, you must!  They have a dabber top, eliminating the need for a paint brush, BUT if you want to paint in small areas that the dabber can't get into or for large areas, you can unscrew the top and use your paint brush. 





3 comments:

Shelley said...

I have had some of these for a few years mmm thanks for the idea to give them a new look

my2angels said...

Glad to give you an idea or two Shelley :)

Kim said...

Great idea, Tracy and I love that you share. Thank you!