Patricia Roebuck shares my love for Halloween and I am so excited to share her altered frame with you today along with step-by-step instructions!
Supplies: Grainy Goodness Paper (366049) - Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste, Fascinating Friends Paper (366165) - Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party, Ticket to Ride Paper (366039) - Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste, Black: Textured Cardstock 12x12 (AM710-82), Maple Bar Paper (35879) - Pumpkin Patch, Black Licorice Paper (35874) - Pumpkin Patch, Screenprinted Clothespins (97150) - Halloween, Star Stickers (97140) - Halloween, 6x6 Patterned Paper (97144) - Halloween, Glitter Glue Set (27420) - ZAZZ!, Transparent Letter Stickers (366064) - Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste, Glitter Paper (71634) - POW!, Glitter Foam Thickers (53422) - Boho, Wood Veneer Tags (366072) - Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste, Decorative Tape (97139) - Halloween, Foam Dots (61709) - This to That, Spiderweb by Silhouette, Silhouette Halloween Stripe Bow, Design ID #32613
1) The first step is a video showing you how I turned photos of my family into silhouette shapes. And then turning the jpeg image into a cut file to cut with the Silhouette die cutting machine. The instructions for creating Silhouettes came from Amy at Positively Splendid.
2) Gather your silhouette shapes and supplies.
3) Paint the outside of the frame. It will dry quickly.
4) Using a baby wipe and black paint, brush and smear in areas all around the frame to bring out the detail and give it shadows. Get creative with how you apply it... use brush strokes to give areas a more weathered, streaked look. I used very little paint... and little goes a long way with black or any very dark color.
5) Use a wood veneer tag from Cut & Paste to mask and dab the same color used for the first layer. This will really give the frame an old, distressed look. This will take a little longer to dry because the dabs of paint are thicker.
6) After the paint is dry enough, go around the cut outs on the frame and add some sparkle using ZAZZ! You will want to use your finger to spread it on.
7) Using Mod Podge on the bottom, measure and adhere the patterned paper and apply another coat of Mod Podge on top. Dip your finger in the Mod Podge to work out any bubbles.
8) Adhere washi tape on the inside sides of the frame, pressing it into the corners until you have covered the inside completely.
9) Fussy cut frames from patterned paper. Using a non-stick mat or wax paper, put a few marks from the Gelatos on it. Then dip a water brush into the Gelatos (or paint brush and cup of water) and paint the frames.
10) Add stitching to the frames, but do not trim the excess strands. This adds to the “Halloween” feel of the project.
11) Cut out out spider webs from patterned paper and adhere with Mod Podge to the corners of the inside of the frame. Then apply a coat of Mod Podge to the entire frame to seal it. It will look white, but will dry clear.
12) After the Mod Podge has dried, adhere the frames, leaving the edges to curl up. Then adhere two foam dots to the silhouettes for extra dimension and adhere.
14) Add any other final details and embellishments to the frame to finish it off.
Such a unique and personal project to decorate your home for Halloween or give as a gift!
Patricia has been on a roll making things to liven up her home for the spookiest of holidays and they just have to be shared here too!
Make sure to check out Patricia's blog to see how to make all of these creations and more!