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Warning picture heavy and long post!!!!
So for my technique today I want to show you what you can do with a cheap & dollar fame you can get at any local crafting store! This is my first time trying it this way and to be honest I actually LOVE how this turned out! First get a cheap frame.
Spray paint it with Krylon paint, this can be bought at M's. I used flat white paint for my frame. Wait for it to dry ~ you all no it was very hard for me to do this!
After the paint dries apply Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint. I chose to use the "clear" paint. Wait for that to dry! Lots of waiting right!
I took a look at my frame and thought this doesn't have enough cracks in it so I added another coat of the TH Distress crackle paint ~ clear. You can also use a heat gun once you see the cracks start but I chose to wait ~ believe it or not! Here is what you get.
A close up! I am very sorry for the poor quality pictures but my lighting issues continue!!
Oh wait the sun came out before the next step! So after everything is dried and the desired crackle look ~ here is where the fun begins. I used the Tim Holtz distress inks and just inked away!!
Here it is with ALL the inking! Now I will say this, if you use black or white you will probably have to use Modge Podge to seal it. But for some reason with the clear I didn't have too.
Here is the finished project. I am sure you are saying that tree scene looks familiar. Well it is sort of because I did something similar a few posts back. Click here for the details on how to create this scene ~ scroll down to the bottom of the post. My sister loved the card I made and said she wanted it for Christmas. Well I decided to make a new one so it fits in the frame better. I hope you enjoyed Glora's, Jeanne's and my techniques for today and inspired you to try one or all of them! Thanks for your patience for this SUPER picture heavy and long post!!
I did add a piece of acetate to protect the little scene so the picture was very hard to take without a glare! My sentiment is from the My Creative Time stamp set "Gift Card Sentiments" using the "Stitched Oval Die" on Balsa wood. Added a some ribbon from my stash.