A good Wednesday evening to one & all, Kirsten here. I hope you’re having a great week so far. I’m continuing my masculine-themed month on the blog with this altered frame.
I bought the frame from an extremely cheap shop – you know the ones I mean – and it’s been in my craft room for an age, after I dropped it & broke the glass front.
I sanded it slightly, then painted it with a few layers of black acrylic paint. When that was completely dry, I sanded a few areas again & scribbled over the bare patches with an alcohol ink pen, in an orangey/gold colour. I attached the ornate corner with silicon glue & set it aside to dry.
I embossed a piece of core’dinations with the keys embossing folder, sanded the raised areas & swiped Tea Dye & Vintage photo distress inks over the top. I tore the corner pieces from a piece of Graphic 45 kraft paper, blended Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain DIs on top, then flicked water over the inks, then dried with a heat tool.
The next step was to alter the Studio 490 Art Parts pocket watch. I embossed a piece of metal card with the lattice embossing folder, attached it to the solid watch part, then painted it with a few different shades of brown acrylic paints. I dried in between layers & used a baby wipe to remove some of the paint until I was happy with how it looked. Then I used a piece of sand paper to remove some of the paint from the raised areas.
I painted the reverse side & the edge of the open watch part with black acrylic paint first, then repeated the layers of brown shades. For the inside, I die cut a circle from the G45 patterned kraft paper covered it with Spiced marmalade distress ink, used a label writer for the words, glued them on & filled the inside with crackle accents. I made a tiny hinge from a scrap of core’dinations.
I filled the tiny vials with an assortment of embossing powders & glitters, coloured the bottle cap with an alcohol ink pen, glued in the metal embellishment & filled it with Glossy Accents.
Here’s the finished frame again. I found the piece of chain in my stash & attached it with a jump ring to the watch & with a brad to the metal embellishment. I cut the ‘legs’ off the back of two other brads & glued them to the other corners. That’s it.
Thanks for looking. Don’t forget the blog challenge & until next time, happy crafting.