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Friday, 2 September 2016

An actual post *

I cannot believe I have managed to make something just for the sake of it without being a DT make. This has not happened for such a long time and I am pleased I have managed to do it.  I acquired a couple of small square box frames from a charity shop and well what can I say they were so awful - however potential is definitely there.

Here are the before pics

You can see what I mean lol.

First off I painted with gesso and then with a green chalk paint.  I then used white mixed media paint - the one to can whipe away with damp cloth - nice quick and easy way to distress and worn effect.  I used matt varnish over the top.  I printed an image from the net and used green taffeta ribbon for the backing.  I used the wood pieces you get with a canvas to raise it from the background for depth.  I had frayed it before hand.  I felt this had enough decor - I sometimes manage to complete something CAS without overdoing it lol.  I then cleaned the glass and sealed it all back together with my hot glue gun.  

Now for the pics of the after......

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Elaine aka Ellapu xx


  1. What a transformation! Your picture and frame look lovely. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

  2. Love how this turned out, and you had fun doing it! It's a good thing to do something just for fun every once in awhile - so glad you shared it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Pretty card thanks for playing Crafty ribbons Challenge love and hugs Carole x

  4. What a great alteration Elaine..the frame looks amazing now compared to before..I agree,it is so nice to just create with out pressure..
    Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedds..xx

  5. Looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, xxx

  6. Love your picture frame. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  7. Wow, your project is beautiful! What a remarkable transformation. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  8. Beautiful transformation and great vintage image-it does feel like you accomplish something when you make something just because
    Carol x

  9. Hi, Elaine!
    My arm is finally well enough for me to type again, yeah! I just love your work! You excel at transforming and elevating even the most mundane items! Thanks for sharing another inspirational creation!
    Chana Malkah


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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