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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Gilded, Weathered, Antique Gold Frame

Hi everyone! It's Holly posting here today, and I'm sharing this vintage, weathered, antique frame tutorial with you today.

As I was working with this lady portrait stamp, I just knew it had to be framed. But I didn't want a plain old black frame. It needed to be a weathered, antiqued, gilded frame to complement the Old World image. So I pulled out my Antique Gold paint and got to work.

Step 1: Die cut a frame from black cardstock. Place the frame on some scratch paper. Have a bottle of Antique Gold Creative Inspirations Paint ready.

Step 2: Dip a finger into the Antique Gold paint and rub it onto the black frame. Repeat until the entire frame is covered, then set it aside to dry.

Step 3: After the paint is dry, use a sanding block to weather the frame.

Your frame will look shimmery but in that faded, antiqued way. Now you can use this as desired.

I hope you've enjoyed this quick little tutorial. Have a wonderful day!!

CI Paint: Antique Gold
Stamps: Vanity Women from Chapel Road
Die cut: Classic Frame die from Spellbinders


Creative Inspirations said...

Love the frame and what you did with it. Very cool Holly.

Sarah said...

Holly, beautiful frame for the lovely image. Thanks for sharing your technique. Hugs, Sarah

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Another fabulous idea. Your work is always a joy to see. TFS your talent with us.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Cool frame!

BarbaraW said...

What a cool idea for the frame. Beautiful card.

Kirei na Kami said...

Oh my goodness, Holly!!! Your card is stunning, and I love the frame!!!Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial:)


Kianel said...

Super fun idea and what a result!
Great card!
Love from France, Kianel.