It's Week 3 at Anything But a Card and I'm so excited to share my project. This month's challenge is "Fools Gold" and I've been wanting to frame a picture of my daughter and my grandbabies that we took at Easter but I just haven't found a picture frame that I really liked until ....
Well, this is what I used and created. Please follow my tutorial
I had on hand a lightweight wooden picture frame I got at Michaels. Some silver duct tape from the hardware store that is never ending. Some scrap pieces of card stock left over from another project and a ruler. You will also need acrylic paint, alcohol inks and double sided tape.
First I painted the edges of my picture frame in black. No need to paint the entire thing as it will be covered. While that was drying ...
... I taped the silver duct tape to my card stock and ran it through my cuddlebug. I used 2 different folders and because the pieces are larger than my cuddle bug folders I ran it through in one direction and flipped it and ran it through again. With the folders I used there is no need for precision.
I glued the pieces onto my picture frame with double sided tape. (sorry for the glare)
See the awesome detail
Then I went over the top with Gold Alcohol ink.
I wanted to make it look somewhat antiquey so I painted black acrylic paint over the top and wiped it off with a dry rag.
Here is a closeup
You can find these kind of frames using real metal but
I prefer the faux metal look and it so LIGHT WEIGHT.
My frame is ready for my picture to get printed
Aren't they just so sweet?
I hope I've inspired you to create a faux metal frame and please join us over at Anything but a Card with your "Fools Gold" challenge. Remember, there are only 3 rules.
1. Make ANYTHING BUT A CARD
2. Use the theme "FOOLS GOLD"
3. Most important HAVE FUN!
Until next time, have a great day and God Bless.