Good morning!!!! Did ya miss me???
I "thought" I would have full internet access and my laptop to
work with while I was gone, so I planned to blog from Kentucky, but as
we all know life is not very planned, so I ended up being MIA. LOL
I had a great and BUSY time! Thanks Mindy for letting me stay with ya.
I met some amazing people this weekend and while scrapping in Mindy's
basement I went ahead and made this and took pictures for a tutorial!
Mindy let me use her goodies, and she handed me a blank frame.
This is what I came up with and she was gracious enough to give it to me!
I wanted to share how I made the aging on this vintage frame.
Aged Vintage Frame Tutorial:
I wanted a crackled age look and we did not have
any crackle paint, after the frame was painted and dried overnight I took
and coated over the wet Mod Podge. You can see it is fairly thick.
I worked with 2-3" sections and before working on the next section
I took out my heat gun and thoroughly DRIED each section, watching it
crack a little making a faux wood grain texture.
After I finished the entire frame making sure it was really dry, I
took this Tattered Rose (You could use any color) Distress Ink and I rubbed
it all over the frame making the aging and distressing pop out.
Now I felt it looked great that way but I wanted it slightly more subtle,
so after I dried it again with the heat gun I added a very THIN coat of
over the edges and top, then I added my paper and embellishments.
pop up the metal LIVE. I am really pleased with the final project! :)
Oh and look at what I came home to!!
8 brand new baby chicks! We had planned on getting 5 more in April
but hubby fell in love and got 8 instead.