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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sea Frame Week 2 Mixed Media

Sorry about the gap between posts but life got in the way with trips to doctor, dentist, veterinarian etc. Being a full time caregiver can be such a pain sometimes. I've had this project finished for a while but just couldn't seem to find the time to photograph it.

The mixed media project for week 2 of Camp Scrap was an embellished picture frame. I picked up a plain wood frame for $1 at Walmart and gathered some buttons, beads and other miscellaneous doodads from my collection. I coated the entire frame with Crackle Paste and embedded my largest items into the paste, filled in with small stones for fish tanks then set it aside to dry completely. The next step was to fill in any remaining space with a mixture of glass beads in 3 different sizes and matte medium and set aside to dry.

I painted the entire frame with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Salty Ocean with streaks and dabs of Broken China and Victorian Velvet. Gave it a quick dry with my heat tool then applied Distress Stain in Vintage Photo, making sure to get it in all the cracks and crevasses then wiping it off all the raised areas. Final touch was dry brushing some Distress Stain in Tarnished Brass over everything. I am really happy with how this turned out.

Til next time...

3 comments:

Laura said...

This came out great! I really like how you filled in the tiny crevasses with beads.

Victoria H. said...

This is awesome, love the crackle, embedded treasures, and the way you colored your frame!

Cindypurplehappy said...

Wow, looks just like the sea! The crackle adds great texture, and love what you used to put on it - very authentic.