April 21, 2007

Altered Frames

I've had some frames sitting around that were just begging to be altered. This first frame came from the Target Dollar Spot - but you can also purchase them at Joanns.

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After



To alter this frame - I applied The Glue Essential Glue Pad directly to my frame - then stippled on my pearl ex colors. Since there is no heating involved with this glue pad - it was quick and easy - no mess! I then stamped my Doodle This images in black stazon.





After



Here's the cardboard frame again. I stamped my Serene Sunflower images in more mustard, chocolate chip, black and old olive. I then stamped my Canvas background in creamy caramel. Using a sponge dauber and chocolate chip ink - I edged the frame.






This next frame I found at my local Michaels store - it's wooden and runs about $1.00.

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After

For this frame - I used a brushed on some Scotch Tacky Adhesive to my wooden frame, then attached my Notations DS Paper (cut just 1/16" larger than my frame), and let it dry. Once my frame was dry - I cut out the inside using my exacto knife, sanded the edges with a sanding block and used a sponge dauber to apply Certainly Celery ink to the edges. I my twill take with Twill Snapz from Junkitz (I got mine at Innovative Stamp Creations ).







After


Here's the wooden frame again. This time I mixed some White Lumiere with some Pearl Ex and painted it onto my wooded frame. Once the frame was dry, I inked my French Script background stamp in stazon and stamped it onto my frame. The fish netting is attached with glue dots and I used Crystal Effects to adhere the shells.

8 comments :

stampin_melissa said...

Lisa, these are just gorgeous! Thanks for showing the before and after. I wonder if I can find some cheap frames for an upcoming class? That's why I love reading your blog. . . . . all the inspiration!

~Lana B.~ said...

So, I'm just a scrollin' through my google reader not looking at names...just projects today. Then I see all these totally rockin' frames and think....I'm so glad they showed "before and after" pix b/c I could totally do that! THEN i go back up and see it's your blog *smacks self in forehead* I should have known!!!!! These are really pretty....love what you did w/ the glue pad and pearlex!
~Lana b.~

Shari Schulz said...

So Cool! I love it!!!!

L.Wilson said...

So, so pretty!

Craft Critique said...

Congratulations! This post was so terrific we included it in our latest Blog Carnival on Craft Critique!

We would love it if you'd "share the link love" and let your readers know about the Altered Items Carnival on Craft Critique... but we don't require it.

Of course if you'd rather not have your link included in the carnival then just let us know and we will remove it.

Thanks for creating something so wonderful and sharing it on your blog! :)

-Sarah Moore
http://www.craftcritique.com

rozie640 said...

Beautiful frames, I have a box of them in the garage that need immediate attention!!! You've inspired me to drag them back in the house and decorate, I can always use spare gifts, especially with Mother's Day around the corner. Thanks Lisa, great ideas.

Renee Lamb said...

great frames! they are all beautiful!

The Dean is in... said...

I have altered quite a few frames using scrapbook paper and embellishments. Currently painting one. They are so fun and easy to do. Your frames here are very cute.

 
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