First... I want to say
thank you to all the new followers who have added their name to my list. I so appreciate it, and love having you all come to see what I've been making. You guys are the best!!! I hope I can in some way encourage or inspire you, as you all do for me. I spend a great deal of time looking at your blogs, You Tube videos and Ustreams. Retirement is such a happy time, friends!
A couple of years ago,
I purchased a quantity of these wood frames on close-out, used a few and promptly forgot I had the rest. After watching this You Tube video by Miranda, I was inspired to use her ideas on a frame... and then I remembered these forgotten gems tucked away in my studio closet.
I pulled one out,
gave it a coat of gesso, and applied the Pink Paislee Hope Chest paper with an application of Mod Podge. Using the Ledger stencil by Crafters Workshop, I put down some molding paste.
I sprayed on a bit
of Lindy's T-Bird Turquoise Flat Fabio and Clam Bake Beige Starburst. Then brushed on more gesso, spraying it with water and dabbing up the excess with a paper towel. After drying with my hair dryer (a long story- still waiting on a replacement Heat Tool from Ranger), it was ready to embellish.
The Alterations Weathered
Clock is cut from chipboard. I brushed it with a coat of gesso, dabs of Distress Stain in Tarnished Brass and finally Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.
The ornate metal key
and key hole by Graphic 45 were dry brushed with gesso to blend in with the shabbiness. The pearls are by Queen & Company.
Peeking out from under
the I Am Roses flowers and leaves, is a Prima resin Shabby Chic Treasure and a piece of cheesecloth. In with the flowers are some fern and leaves cut with Spellbinder's Foliage die set. They were brushed with gesso to continued the shabby look... and I think that's it! I added the photo of the Penmaker and I at our son's wedding last month... my, how time has a way of flying by!
I'm linking up at:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
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