March 30, 2010

Project Tuesday: Altered Photo Frame

Hi everyone! It's time for another fun Project Tuesday challenge - and this week we're altering photo frames! You can choose to alter a purpose bought frame or one you've had sitting around a while, but get out your papers, inks, anything you feel like really and play along!

I chose to redo a plain wood frame I've had in my craft room for awhile. It had a nice flat front, perfect for adhering paper on, and I think it cost $2.

Shanan and I are celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary (14 years together!) on April 8th - so I decided to create a romantic frame for one of my favourite wedding photos...

There is no stamping on this whatsoever - but I did get to use lots of my pretty embellishments. First I roughly painted the frame white - letting a little of the wood show through. You won't be able to see it, but I dried some of the paint with my heat gun so it would bubble and crack. (Click the photo to enlarge and see all the details)

I modpodged the Basic Grey paper to the frame and washed over it with a light mixture of modpodge and acrylic paint. After that it was just a case of covering chipboard and finding the right accessories to finish it off! (I didn't create the crown, that was a gift - but they sit together in my room because they look great together)

I love these felt flowers - they are from the Flower Fusion Too pack.

Reusing a frame also worked perfectly for the recycling challenge at All Sorts this week. Head on over to Project Tuesday to see the rest of the fantastic design team creations, I hope you'll play along!

Other: Rub-ons, Chipboard, Flower Fusion Too Felt Flowers.
E-mail me to purchase.

Paper & Card: Sultry - Basic Grey
Other: ModPodge, White Acrylic Paint,
Cream Soda Thickers & Ribbon - American Crafts,
Pearl Brads - K & Company, Adhesive Pearls - Kaisercraft


  1. beautiful work there Sarah, great idea. Glad you found a use for the crown lol.

  2. Nice! Good to see you playing with paint and things ... and it looks so good next to the crown.

  3. Sarah...What a GORGEOUS frame!! Love all the pearls!! You did an awesome job with this challenge!!

  4. your illustrations are amazing. It was nice going through your blog. keep it up the good work.

  5. How lovely, Sarah. With two weddings coming up, I need inspiration like this.

  6. Lovely project. Thank you for joining Allsorts this week and good luck.

  7. Beautiful!! and what a special photo to make it for :)

  8. What a gorgeous frame Sarah! LOVE the elegant design and rich colors!

    Great job ~ Hugs Jennifer :)

  9. This is just gorgeous! I have a pile of old frames sitting on the shelves in my bedroom! You have inspired me to go get one out ... and do some creating!!! Thanks Sarah! xxx

  10. Hi Sarah
    Love your take on this week's project. Hope you have a fab anninversary

  11. Fab frame, real pretty!
    Thanks for joining in at ALLSORTS this week Fleur xXx

  12. Sarah, your frame is just beautiful! I'm glad you enjoyed the project this week!

  13. Great project the frame looks fantastic
    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  14. This turned out so nice. Love the felt flowers you used.


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