Friday, September 3, 2010

An altered frame with a tutorial - how to distress with a candle - מסגרת מטופלת

This altered frame was made with the inspiration of the photo challenge over Frosted Designs:

I took the pink, blue and white colors from the photo (with a little touch of green). The other things from the photo that inspired me were, of course, the flowers, and the like a frame look of the balkony.

I'm enering this altered frame also for the following challenges:
pearls & lace - simon says; #34 fff
material world (lace) - #38 fub 'n' funky
distressing - #28 artful inkables
vintage - #13 creatalicious; #bunny zoe's crafts
old & new - #25 tstr (old look, new butterfly sticker)

I did the distressing of the wooden frame with the candle technique, and since I've been asked before about this technique, I decided to make a little tutorial on how to make it.  Here it is:
The materials: a wooden frame, acrylic paints (preferable in two contrasting colors), a brush, a sand paper, a candle.
Step 1:
Color the wooden frame with the base color all over (I chose brown).

Step 2:
Scrub the colored frame with the candle in different places, especially at the edges and the  corners. Clean the leftovers of the candle.

Step 3:
Color the frame with the other color  all over (I chose vintage white).

Step 4:
Scrub the frame with a sand paper. You should follow the places where you scrubed with the candle before.

And this is what you should get:

Another look:

And a closeup on a corner:

For the embellishments I stamped the frame, added lace, pearls, prima flowers and a butterfly sticker.

Now it's your turn to make an altered art, using this technique. It's really simple and the outcome is great.
If you do make something based on this technique, I'd love to see it, so leave me a comment on this blog, so I can look and leave you some love :).

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!


email: said...

Pretty frame! I like how you used the lace to make stripes! Great work :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


~amy~ said...

this is soooo the technique...thanks for the tut!!!

Gina said...

Stunning project Libeeti! Thank you for the tutorial :D and thank you for joining in at Cowgirls sunday Challenge XXX

Vicky said...

Hi this is a fab project.
Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl Up, hope you can join us next week.

Hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine A said...

fabulous frame and I love how you made the distressed look ,,,, gorgeous :-) fab lace and embellies too :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Debbie said...

The frame is gorgeous and I'm so glad you shared your candle technique with us! So clever!!

Poppet said...

Beautiful card Libeeti, your technique is a great way of distressing. I love the way you have wrapped the lace around the frame and added the embellies to the corners.

Thank you for sharing your project with us at CSSC. :-) xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooo! This is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it!! Thanks for the tutorial! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Heidi said...

Stunning frame.I love the flowers you added. Thank you for playing along with the Stamp and Create Flower Challenge.

Rica said...

A beautiful altered frame, and such wonderful details. Thanks for the great tutorial and for joining in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Carina said...

That was something!

Thanks for playing with us at Cowgirls up!



TesaB said...

Wohoo!!! What a fantastic tutorial and what a fantastic frame!!! It's totally awesome!!!

bearkis said...

Идеята е чудесна!!!Благодаря,ще опитам!ПОЗДРАВИ!!!!

PapierGirl said...

Wonderful job on the picture frame! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous frame!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at ACLP!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful frame and thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. I love anything distressed and appreciate knowing how do to this technique!

Jessica said...

Great job at creating such a pretty frame. Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs!

אילנית said...

מקסים- מסגרת יפהפהייה.

תודה יקירה על הסדנא המצולמת

שנה טובה ומבורכת

Diana said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Roberta Laliberte said...

To die for gorgeous! Love the distressing!

Thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays!


Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

GORGEOUS work on this photo frame! Your projects are always SO AMAZING!! Thanks so much for playing along this month with WHOOPSI DAISY'S Flower challenge:)