Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Photo frame

I wanted a small photo frame but couldn't find one I liked, so I made this.
I had a piece of mountboard, 10x10cm with an aperture of 5x5. it was a darkgreen so i gave it a coat of glitter paint and then a rough coat of gold which I lightly stippled.
I cut a backing board and a 7x3cm strip, creased 1cm from the top. attatched with dst and made a hole, added a brad for extra strength . Then I cut a piece of clear plastic and attatched that to the rear of the aperture. Added a 1cm strip of 3d dst down both sides and along the bottom, stuck the back in place and decorated the front with black border peeloffs and some punchies, added the heart die cuts.
It was really easy to do and looks better than in the rather dull pic. If you don't have a ready done aperture, it's easy to cut one using a nestie. If you use mountboard you may have to strip a layer or two from the back, but heavy card would be fine.


Spyder said...

Love this card! I've just come back from a week of House/dog sitting (hard work!!!)can't wait to get back and make some cards! Please pop over to Spyder's Corner, where you'll find a little something for your blog!


June said...

Hi May, this looks amazing, I love the neat effect and adore !!!! that gold finish. This is a majorly beautiful make my friend. I really love what you achieved here. I dont know quite what nesties are and how they work but i do like this idea a lot. I have just done a frame card but mine was some aperture frames i got on ebay and just card .. i did like a marble effect on them but its nowhere near as nice as this
Hope all is ok ? I havent had time to get over to tc much lately as have been unwell but getting better now plus adam is doing a bit better at the moment and just need to get his bp sorted out and i will feel loads better.
Hope that you are getting some sunshine where you are ?? its kind of been half and half here lol
Hugs June xxx

Rainbow Lady said...

This is fabulous I love it May. I just adore all your encaustic art creations too - you clever thing you. Thanks for joining in with my challenge Love Cynthia x

Ellen said...

that looks nice, I like the subtle colours on the frame it's a nice contrast with the dog

Dawn said...

Awww so inventive May and your doggy looks great and majestic!