Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Double Frame by Mandy C



What I used:

Paper Mache Frame
Alphabet Mask ~ try this or this one
Distress Paint ~ Broken China & Chipped Sapphire
Gesso ~ gorgeously thick gesso


·       Firstly, I primed the frame with gesso.

·       I began by doing the front/back of the frame (it’s a double one so it folds out). Using the stripes, chicken wire and alphabet along with the moulding paste, make some textural areas on the frame. I used the stripes down one side of the front of the frame, the chicken wire in the corners and then the alphabet on the back (almost like a book).

·       Once that is dry, use your Distress paint in Broken China with the Cut and Dry, cover the whole of the outside of the frame, Spray with the Mr Hueys mist. This is a nice shimmery spray. 

·       Leave to dry. Spray some of the Dylusions on the frame and then wipe off after a minute to create the look of distressed paint. Start applying chalk inks to add some depth. Darker at the outside, lighter in the centre. Taking some of the Broken China and Chipped Sapphire, mix a small bit together to create a very slightly darker colour than the Broken China. Apply to the text stamp from the SA Classic 4 set. Stamp randomly over the frame.

·       Then using the brown StazOn and the ‘crackle’ from the Sheena set, stamp randomly ~ I’ve used it mostly around the corners.

·       Using the Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink through the face on the Andy Skinner mask, I’ve done this as a centre feature on the ‘front’ of the frame. I then realised you couldn’t see it very well, so I redid it slightly to one side with the Ocean Depth chalk ink, which was a very happy accident and created a shadow effect to the face.


·       Once the outside is completely dry. I began doing exactly the same on the inside of the frame, except I haven’t using any moulding paste.

·       Paint the entire frame with the Broken China, ink through the stripes and chicken wire masks. Stamp using paint with the text stamp and the crackle stamp with the brown StazOn.

·       Create a darker edge around the frame and the outer edge of the frame.

·       It all blends very nicely together and it’s a patience and a layer some more on, until you are happy effort!

·       Lastly, rub some gilding wax over the moulding paste on the outside of the frame.

·       Here it is finished with my two babies.

1 comment:

  1. That's a fabulous frame. I love how you've used texture and suble pattern rather than lots of colours.


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