Sunday, November 20, 2011

Altered Frame

I got some frames from Consumer Crafts sometime ago with the intention of altering them and using them as prizes for my Christmas party. Yesterday I was finally able to get one done!

Here is what the frame looks like unaltered. It was simple to work with and I actually just turned it the other way to use it for this particular project. The way the kick stand *okie isn't sure what that thing is called but it does remind her of a kick stand on a bicycle or motorcycle since it keeps the frame from falling over* is on the back you can turn it either way without a problem. I have of the 12x12 size frames as well and they hold 5x7 photos. I will probably working on one or two of those today.




Supplies Used:
Ready to Finish Memory Frame
Crate Paper Restoration Collection
Chipboard
Basic Grey File Kit
Earring Jackets, Earring Pearls
Acetate
Brad
Cat Eye Chalk Ink
Liquid Pearls

The paper was double sided so I simply cut one piece of paper the size of the overall frame and then made a cut on that paper at 3", flipping the 3" piece over and using it on the left hand side.



I didn't use my Cricut at all on this project as the collection had some great little extra's that I thought worked well. I did add chipboard under the the punch out elements of the photo corners, banner, clock, flower and circle with words. I pop dotted the banner and the circle. The clock has two layers of chipboard behind it. I glued the flower and the photo corners directly to the frame after covering it with the paper. The border strip was also part of the collection pack.




I loved the little clock and wanted to use it for the frame but wasn't sure how to tie it into the banner until I saw the little circle with the words that say "Where does the TIME go?" and then I thought yep that will do it! *okie thinks this is just once again proving what a mind of sheer genius that okie posesses*. I used a 1 3/8" circle punch to punch a piece of clear acetate to fit on top of the clock and then punched a hole, lining it up in the center and added a brad to keep the acetate on and also to make it look like it was part of the clock hands.



I told you guys about the load of earring jackets and little pearl earrings I got when I posted the altered Paisley Purse, well when I did the frame I got some of the jackets out, which are the flowers and thought I would try alcohol inks on them. They are originally frosted in color. They took the inks fabulously! I cut most of the post off of the yellow pearl earring and then used hot glue to adhere the flower jacket and pearl earring to the frame. I think the little flowers add the little "something special" that we all usually try to find for each project.

Well I am off to work on some more of these suckers and hope to get 2-3 done today, however I might be setting my sights a little high HA HA HA.

3 comments:

  1. Love your altered frame; it's very shabby pretty!--Pat N.

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  2. It's beautiful...you are amazing!

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  3. So pretty!!! Love the little flowers.

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