Friday, 10 March 2017

Make your own frames 3

I'm sharing one of my altered frames and this one originally was dark grey plastic and bought for £1 at the pound shop. It now holds a lovely vintage photo of my MiL.

1.  Give the plastic frame a coat of dark colour DecoArt chalky paint and dry - I used cameo. Just cover the raised areas with a second coat.


2.  Gently rub a fine layer of Vaseline on some of the raised areas and give a coat of light chalk paint - I used whisper.  Repeat as necessary and dry.
3. Use a cheap nail file to lightly rub the raised areas to rub away some of the light paint and reveal the red underneath. Do not rub hard as you will rub back to the plastic.


4.      Wipe the frame over with a soft cloth to get rid of all the dust.
5.      Distress and age the frame by using clear and brown wax. Leave to dry.


And there you have a great vintaged frame for just a few pence. It looks great n the windowsill in my conservatory.

Have fun making your own and have a great weekend whatever you have planned.

hugs Brenda xxx




18 comments:

Annie said...

Fabulous transformation Brenda x I love the DA chalk paints xx TFS and have a lovely weekend

Rita said...

Beautiful vintage frame Brenda. Love the Deco Art products too. Thank you so much for the tutorial to. Hugs Rita xxx

Gina said...

I totally love this look. You are amazing :D XXX

Dortesjs said...

good idea, great ;O)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I nearly can't believe what an amazing look you achieved here ...nobody would ever believe that this is / was a dollarstore product! I am thrilled about your surface treatment skills Brenda! Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Patty O'Malley said...

Nicely done!

Valerija said...

This is gorgeous!

Redanne said...

Wow Brenda, what a fantastic transformation! Love the photo of your MIL too! Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous altered frame Brenda, you've given it such a wonderful vintage look.
Avril x

Littlelamb said...

This is brilliant. I did wonder if you could paint on plastic frames but you have shown us that you can. Thank you. Must give it a try now.

Sara Barker said...

Great transformation of a dollar store plastic frame! Wow! And your mother in law is a beautiful elegant woman! Hugs!

Astrid Maclean said...

Looking very cool Brenda, a great technique!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful photo and the frame looks wonderful with your transformation!

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous, beautiful and fabulous! yes I love it, Angela xXx

Jackie P Neal said...

Fabulous job with the frame Brenda!!Love the photo of your MIL as well!!
Can't wait to see your Oxide play!
hugs,Jackie xx

A Pink said...

Having seen the frame in its original state (I bought one too- like we do lol ) this is a fabulous make over for such a beautiful photo . x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a great transformation! Chrisx

butterfly said...

Great distressing techniques. I've just been altering a huge plant pot ready to repot my giant Ficus tree into... transformations are fun!
Alison x