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Monday, November 24, 2014

Collage Frame Gift

Here is a great gift that's fast and fun to make and very inexpensive! Use whatever you have and just have a play!

The stamps I used on the Bird Frames were from the Dina Wakley Scribbled Birds and All the Gals stamp sets by Stampers Anonymous.
The link to the collage Frame with the stenciled glitter and the metallic drawer pull is here: Mixed Media Decor by Aida Haron. I used her ideas but here is her stellar frame creation!

The blue glitter I used is Tumbled Glass, not Peacock Feathers! Arghhh!

After the video I added a Mustard Seed Glittered arrow from the TH stencil Arrows, and a few chevrons from the TH Chevron stencil with the mixed 3 colors of glitter left overs.  Be sure to clean your stencils ASAP! Then I edged the frame in Vintage Photo Distress ink.

The last addition is to spatter the frame with White paint and then black paint.

When you finish and all is dry, finish it off with a Matte Sealer Spray. You must use a spray and not a brush on sealer or varnish because the Dylusions Spray Inks and the Distress Ink will reactivate and disappear on you when they get wet.
Don't forget to also decorate the edges and back side of the frame, though it's not necessary to be as elaborate as the front side. Here is the back of my collage frame that was inspired by Aida Haron.

Here are the Bird Frames up close: