I’m pretty excited for this little project. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out… or if it would turn out! I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately, so much going on at home, and it seems difficult to think about, or even concentrate on crafting.
When I fall into these types of ruts, I find myself cleaning ridiculous amounts. (Wait till you see all the scrappy stuff I have to rehome!) Anyways, I was working in the garage, and found this frame, and thought I’d see what I could do with it.
My husband is a firm believer in sanding. Everything. Before. Painting.
Drives me crazy, but I did it, because I didn’t want to half ass it!
I sanded the heck out of it!
Then I painted it with Gesso.
Once dry, I stamped the large background stamp (Classic Fabric Design) onto the frame using StazOn.
After the frame was stamped, I covered it in Crystal Lacquer. I did this for a few reasons.
Crystal Lacquer is not only a great adhesive, but it’s also a great sealant.
I also like the raised finish.
While the Crystal Lacquer was still wet,
I sprinkled some German Glitter Glass onto parts of the frame.
I used orange, purple and black.
While I waited for that to dry, I cut the pictures from Graphic 45’s Wizard of Oz line.
I decided to add this frame into the Altered Alice challenge.
It’s safe to say, I love picture frames! I have another really fun frame that I recently realized I haven’t shared yet. I’ll share that soon. But, tomorrow… a card for The Pixie Cottage!!