Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Altered picture frame with metal foil tape

Inspired by Tim Holtz and Ali Reeve I altered this 8 x 8 picture bought from a charity shop for 50p.  I used Tims foil tape technique to get the industrial look on the frame.  I'd like to enter this one into the Studio L3 Challenge 22 which features projects from Tim Holtz book, A compendium of curiosities 2 the challenge is kindly sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

The gears were die cut twice from the Alterations gadget gears sizzix die, once in chipboard and once using craft metal (a cola can worked for me!).  I painted the chipboard pieces with black soot distress stain and once dry glued the metal pieces on top.  I then distressed them as with the frame and stapled them to give them more dimension.

The image is a That Special Touch mica mask which was used to emboss white card with a diecutting machine.  Before running it through I coated the mask with perfect medium so that the debossed side was ready to take embossing powder.  I used the sticky embossing powder this time and then 'floated' a few gilding flakes where I wanted them before brushing black mica powder all over the piece, the powder sticking to the embssed parts.  I spritzed lightly in a few areas with some silver ink. 

Once dry the entire image was coated with a good layer of rock candy distress stickles. 

I'd also  like to enter this into     http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-september/.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


  1. Great work, I love the idea of using this technique on a picture frame!