Sunday, July 11, 2010

Welcome frame for doorway...

Totally altered this plain pine wood frame with inks and had soo much fun !!
Used a ton of Ranger products here too :)

And it's perfectly easy to do ! Here are some tips :

  • Ink up sides of frame with distress inks like crazy :)  I did this in a variety of colours - fired brick, dried marigold, broken china, tea dye - all using Ranger's distress inks 
  • Spritz with pealised water mist ( i used Ranger's mini mister, filled with water, and added some white perfect pearls powder for the 'blingy' spritz.. ). Allow to dry.
  • Stamp your favourite images around the frame. I used a Hampton Art rubber stamp, and some random ones from 'Recollections' and Ranger's distressed ink in "Black Soot". I also masked on a Tim Holtz compass in 'Broken China'

  • Using a blue cardstock, I stamped the background with my polka dot stamp using Ranger's perfect medium and then brushed on some metallic gold perfect pearls powder. Should have spritzed on some water to 'seal' the powder but forgot - oh well, have to live and learn :) !!
  • Took a maya road tag chipboard and inked it in walnut stain, then spritzed it with some pearlised water using the walnut stain reinker, mixed with gold perfect pearls, for a 'metalized' look
  • Attached prima flowers - gave it a brush of tea dye distressed ink first; added the bird charm; a chipboard heart; a tag on which I hand-wrote the word 'welcome' for a more personalised touch.
  • Hung on wall. HAPPY :)

thanks for dropping by !!

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