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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Beautiful card, I love the image and the design.

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