Thursday, July 7, 2011

FRAME TUTORIAL for chipboards collecting dust!!!

This is my take on the latest PURPLE PUMPKIN Sketch Challenge.
If you love the HANDMADE FRAMES and need to use up some old chippies, I have made up the perfect little tutorial a little further down.
I wanted a bright fresh GET WELL SOON layout for my little girl, so I could journal her first eye operation and hospital experiences.
 I tried really hard to hand make most of the items on the page. In a way a gift to my little girl and the special page she will one day receive.
I handmade the large rosette, frames and flag banner.
The little cute BEE button is from PURPLE PUMPKIN. The handmade Yellow button is from MLBOW.  The little cloud is made by Leanne @ CLOUDS and MORE.
Please feel free to share but link back to here.
Find any odd chippies that would make a great frame outline.
 Cut out the middles and file for nice clean edges.
 Adhere some bling, rhinestones......any odd little charms that need using up really. The colour doesnt matter as they will be painted over.
 Once the gems are in place and the glue is dry you can sponge paint over the frames with white or black Gesso before applying a coat of paint in your colour choice.
Add a layer of Clear gloss like Dimensional magic for very polished look. I kept mine in a natural Gesso painted state for a more matte finish.

I hope you have fun trying out this technique.


amanda73 said...

wow, this is stunning as always chic......loving everything here... and thanks heaps for the frame tutorial, will give that a go

sandi said...

Love, love, love this lo! Gorgeous! I really like what you did with the chippies...great idea!

Nat said...

Such a beautiful lo. And I love how you made the frames. I am already having a mental scrounge through my chipboard box to see which ones will work as frames, thanks for the inspiration.

Belinda said...

WOW!!! This is stunning!! Absolutely love what you have done with the sketch and your amazing frames. Thanks for playing along at Purple Pumpkin. :-)

Melinda said...

awww this is soooo ADORABLE and special! You have made such a beautiful page for your little girl! Thanks for joining in a PP, love what you have created using the July sketch :))xx

Fabíola said...

Adorei tudo por aqui!!!

Anne P said...

So pretty, love the blue and yellow.