Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Altered photo frame step-by-step feat. Little Birdie Chalk Paints and Color Splash sprays


Hello, dear craft-y people!

Summer's approaching at a menacing speed here in Hyderabad and days are sunny !! So today I thought of bringing some breezy summer colors for you. :D

Ever since I set my eyes on Little Birdie matte chalk paints, I've been on a rampage (almost!) altering items at home! The latest to fall prey was a photo frame which had started to show signs of weathering and was waiting to be given a face-lift.

Well, I'd like to think it has been a face-lift. I'll leave that to you to decide. I'll go through the steps of altering this photo frame in my post below :)


Here is what I started with...a canvas photo frame which I painted white with gesso. Once the gesso was dry, I layered bits of lace, trim, doilies, chipboard shapes, and gauze on the frame (all from the store). I added further texture using modelling paste and the honeycomb stencil.



Next, I primed the frame with gesso for a second time (this time covering the textures) followed by Chalk Paint in Sailing Sky (applied this only on the textured areas.) 



I left this coat of paint to dry thoroughly and then went over the entire frame with Chalk Paint in Snow (White). Using a slightly damp baby wipe, I wiped the white paint off the textured areas. (I painted a small area at a time because chalk paint dries very fast.)

I felt the palette could use a little warmth so I dabbed Little Birdie Lime Splash over parts of the frame. (I used a rolled up baby wipe as a paint dauber.)



Where the color looked too intense or a harsh line was visible, I dry-brushed gesso to tone down the lines.
The altered frame was nearly ready! All that was needed to be done was adding a sentiment, flowers, and some chipboard. I prepped my chipboard using gesso and Lime Splash.



Here is the final altered photo frame--I did random script stamping and doodling to make the colors and textures pop. I also lightly inked the flowers with Lime Splash and gesso.





Thank you for stopping by! Please do leave your thoughts below--I'd love to hear from you.

Happy crafting :)

Suchi

Supplies: 



MARGARITA OCEAN MIST 11PCS IB


BLANCHE OCEAN MIST 11PCS IB
http://itsybitsy.in/blanche-ocean-mist-11pcs-ib





HOME DECOR CHALK PAINT SAILING SKY 60ML BOTTLE
HOME DECOR CHALK PAINT SNOW 60ML BOTTLE
http://itsybitsy.in/home-decor-chalk-paint-snow-60ml-bottle


SILICON LIQUID GLUE 100ML IB
http://itsybitsy.in/silicon-liquid-glue-100ml-ib 



COLOR SPLASH LIME SPLASH 50ML BOTTLE IB




CHIPBOARD SHAPES IVY FLOURISH 1PC IB

CHIPBOARD SHAPES HONEY COMB 1PC IB



EMBOSSED PEARL BLOOMS LEMON CHIFFON 8PCS PBHC IB


PAPER FLOWERS WHITE 18PCS IB

STENCIL HONEY COMB 18.5 X 24.5CM 1PC
http://itsybitsy.in/stencil-honey-comb-18-5-x-24-5cm-1pc


FABRIC GLUE 30ML SQUEEZE
http://itsybitsy.in/fabric-glue-30ml-squeeze 

CRAFT GLUE MATT 250G HDPE JAR




PALETTE KNIFE NO.15 MCG0063 1PC PBCI MM

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful, love the textures on the frame!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vinita! Means a lot :)

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  2. Beautiful alteration Suchismita !!the doodling really enhances all the wonderful textures !!

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  3. This is gorgeous love your choice of colours and yes I LOVE frames big time !!

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  4. Hey Suchi...This is beautiful. I love the doodling you did.....Very nicely done.
    Hugs
    Mukta
    V R Enchanted -colour, craft and more...

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  5. Beautiful textures and alteration Suchi :)

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  6. Super gorgeous project!!! Love, love , love the colors and textures!

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