Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Mixed Media Photo Frame with Tutorial

Hello everyone,
Today I am sharing a tutorial of making a mixed media photo frame with textured background. I have used chipboards, stencils, pearl metallic colors and other embellishments to make it. 

I am posting a tutorial after a long time so forgive me for any imperfections. 
It's a picture heavy post so sit back and scroll down for step by step procedure......

I started with a 8 by 10 inces MDF photo frame. Next arranged few embellishments to check how it looks

Adhered the die cut and corners to the frame and covered everything with white gesso, slightly dabbing the brush all over so as to get small strokes of gesso to create soft texture.

Stenciled few leaves at the left corner using Leaf stencil from texture paste.
Next gave a coat of pearl black acrylic color all over including the sides of the frame too.
You can also use black gesso directly after stenciling.

Once the frame was completely dry, I gave strokes of metallic arcylic colors using flat brush. Do not dilute the colors, use dry brushing technique to get the strokes.

Then again sponge some black acrylic over the diecuts and corners. 

Next mixed some gold acrylic color and gold dust and rub at the corners and on diecuts using sponge or fingers. Now the background is ready

Took some metal embellishments and added some highlights of Fevicryl pearl metallic green color and Alcohol Splash "Wild Rose" from Itsy Bitsy.

Added few rhinestones to the die cut and all other embellishments to the frame. Flowers, die cut and stencil are also from Itsy Bitsy. I have crunched and fluffed the flowers to make them appear fuller. Then applied 3D outliner gold to their edges.

Left ones are flat and right ones with fluffy look.

Some more pics of flowers...

I hope you all enjoyed the post and liked the tutorial. Share with me if you got inspired and give it a try.

Till then Happy Crafting and Have a Great day!

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  1. Beautiful Mixed media frame,loved the tutorial too :)

  2. Wow, this is stunning!! The colors are amazing!! I love the texture and the flowers you added!! What a gorgeous frame!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Your creations are always so lovely..and this one is too.A beautifully altered frame and I love what you have done to the flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month..x

  4. Dropping by after ages!! Loved how you gave such a glamorous look to the flowers by outlining the edges
    Dr Sonia

  5. I love how the turquoise pops on your lovely frame. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  6. This is really lovely. Love the colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

  7. So many layers and the fabulous out come, thank you for the "how to" pictures, I enjoyed studying them. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge.


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