March 4, 2012
No Place Like Home
I am so sorry for this very late post. I had my project all finished and all I needed to do was photograph it for blogging...and the batteries were dead in the camera .... OOPS!!! So forgive me!
Next I grabbed the Distress Paint from Ranger in Vintage Photo and painted the frame and set it aside to dry and crackle. I sanded the edges of all the boards once they were covered in papers to get rid of any overlap of paper and to tidy the edges up nicely. Once the Distress Paint dried and crackled I used some gold liquidtex ink to 'gild' the frame nicely. I used Helmar Zap Dots to make the centre of the the picture stand up a bit more and inked all edges in Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I used a leftover Prima Vintage Dangle from Marion Smith on the seam binding to add a little subtle bling. I also used some Prima Bling on the top fold. I played with placement of the tags for quite some time until I was truly happy with how it all looked when finished. The Tim Holtz Stick Pins were my life saver!
Overall I love the project and hope you do too!! It will sit proudly on display in my new craft studio which is being built as I type....yep we are finishing the basement and next weekend is filled with painting on my new cabinets and all the walls....so please be patient if my post is late once again but working 50 hours a week plus normal everyday home life and finishing a basement this girl has to sleep sometime!
Until next week :)
Posted by Terri Cook