Tuesday 8 November 2016

Make your own frames 1

I recently did a workshop locally where my lovely group of ladies spent the morning making their own frames using card, wood and plastic. I sadly didn't get any of their finished makes photographed although Joan did send me one of hers with her gorgeous dog Tilly all framed up. So I'll start with this simple design first. I haven't embellished it although I am very tempted to add some more to it but as this is of my daughter and her boyfriend I thought I would leave them to be the stars of the show.

This is simply a greyboard backing painted with gesso and distressed with ground espresso distress ink. I added the Tim Holtz easel to the back.......

... and used his cameo and oval dies to create the  frame to go over some simple core'dinations paper backing. I love this photo of them both taken in San Francisco when we were all on holiday together in August.

And here is Tilly, you can see that Joan set her frame in a landscape position whereas I had used a portrait one.

Sorry for the lack of posts at the moment with DT pieces and the Mixology weekend being so near I am struggling for time and it doesn't help when Mr Mojo decides to take himself off and leave me all alone either.

You will be seeing some more frames from me as I am cheating and using them all as individual posts to help keep me going.

I hope you have a great week. and keep warm with the sudden very cold morning frosts and cold snap we seem to be having here in the UK.

hugs Brenda xxx