I discovered yesterday that the hack attempt on my site last week caused some problems with my shopping cart program that I use to deliver my class downloads. It caused the downloads to stop working. I have switched everything over to a new cart system that is actually a 3rd party service so that there is a lot less work and maintenance involved for me. You can still find the downloads through this site, you just will be receiving the downloads through the other site. It is very safe and secure and way faster than the other set up. You can find the class and all future classes on the site here on the menu bar above under "Online Classroom" and then "Project Instruction Downloads". If you have had trouble before downloading the class I invite you to try it again. If you haven't downloaded it, it is free so I hope you will take a peek!
Next month I have a craft show that I will be in and will be featuring my metal art jewelry. I have been wanting a new way to display some of those pieces and decided that a vintage shabby frame with a fabric covered bulletin board insert was what I wanted.
Yesterday I made a quick stop in my local antique mall and found this beauty for just $16.
I knew right away that I wanted to use some paint to accent the scroll work on the frame.
After cleaning the frame a bit, I painted all of the details with an assortment of colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists painted on.
After the colored paints were dry, I globbed on some Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen. Emma came along as I was doing this and scolded me because she liked it the way it was. It was pretty just painted but I had a vision of something else.
While the Antique Linen Crackle Paint was still wet, I gobbed on a second coat in Picket Fence. I just added the crackle to the area where the detail work was and kind of let it streak out and thinly blend into the original paint in the spaces between the details. I didn't want to cover the real original crackling.
After the crackle dried, the colored paint peeked through. After this photo, I lightly brushed over the surface with a metal bristled brush to knock away the loose crackle and reveal a bit more color.
I used the original cardboard frame backing as a template for a new insert cut from thick foam board. I covered the foam board with cotton batting and fabric pulling it tight to the back and securing it with staples. I trimmed away the excess.
I used a piece of vintage rhinestone jewelry to add a tuft to the center of the board.
And the finished frame/memo board! I was lucky to find a really nice oversized plate/frame stand at Hobby Lobby (50% off even!) that is the perfect fit and holds the frame nice and steady.
Here are a few peeks of the paint and crackle finish.
I love how soft and chippy it turned out.
Now I am itching to find more frames and repeat this project again for in my house. I love how it turned out!
If you have followed my blog very long you know that I love to make home decor pieces using scrapbook paper. You also probably know that I have a serious love for Mounting Adhesive Sheets by Therm O Web. I use them exclusively for adhering paper to my decor pieces. I have always wanted to find a way to demo on my blog just how easy they are to use. For Christmas this year I got a fun new digital video camera that allows me to make videos that I can share online.
So here it is, my first attempt at posting and sharing a video. For a girl who is painfully self conscious it was a tough thing to do. Ha ha, of course I managed to do it with only my arms showing. Perhaps in the future I will get a little braver and show more of myself. Until then, be kind at my first attempt:
The video focuses on the application of the paper and doesn't show adding the embellishments. I finished the frame in the video like this:
You can find Mounting Adhesive by Therm O Web at most craft, hobby, and scrapbook stores. You can also find it online through Therm O Web's website.