Monday, 23 October 2017

Antiqued Frame for Stampendous


I do enjoy a bit of upcycling and this project started life as a cheap plastic frame from the £1 shop.

Products used:
Stampendous Stamp: Strolling Skeletons
Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp Set: Spider Fear
DecoArt Gesso, Texture Sand Paste and Fluid Acrylics
Gilding wax
StazOn Ink

Here's a quick how-to:
Gesso a plastic picture frame with black gesso to cover it completely.

Mix Gold and Burnt Umber DecoArt paints to make a brassy colour. Dry brush this all over the frame.

Add a further layer of dry brushed black and gold gilding wax highlights.

Stamp the image onto mixed media paper. Ink with a beige colour to make it look old. Scrunch up the paper and flatten out again before inking over the highlights with a mid-brown tone to make them stand out.

Stamp the web onto the glass with StazOn.

Use Texture Sand Paste and paints to create a rusty bookplate. Print off wording, age as before and add behind the bookplate. Finish with a cut out spider.

(Since completing this the paint has cracked in some areas where I think the frame material has resisted the paint because it's plastic. I actually think this is really cool! But to avoid it, sand the frame lightly first.)

Happy Hauntings!
Katy x

8 comments:

  1. This is fabulous-love your rust texture. I had thought about doing the same thing-the effect is fantastic.

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  2. Love the Strolling Skeletons stamp you used! Great project! Love the vintage look!

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  3. Wow, looks amazing!
    Spooky and fun.
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Wow your framed strolling skeletons is awesome! Love the two toned antique finish! Beautiful!

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  5. Love Strolling Skeletons! The frame is awesome...especially the spider!

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  6. Fangtastic couple.
    The frame is gorgeous.
    Turned a frog into a prince.
    thanks for sharing.
    Illinois

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  7. Cute skeletons!! I love the whole idea of sweet skeletons.

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