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March 25, 2014

SPRINGTIME ALTERED PICTURE FRAME

©Linda Nelson 2014 createaerie
©Linda Nelson 2014
©linda nelson 2014 createaerie
©Linda Nelson 2014
I altered this picture frame using scrap materials I had on hand.  My "scratch technique" for the glass was literally that; I removed the glass from the frame, placed it on my garage floor, then used a "Cinderella floor scrubbing" motion to create the effect.  *CAUTION!  DO NOT USE THIS TECHNIQUE WITH TEMPERED GLASS; IT WILL EXPLODE INTO LITTLE PIECES.*  I rubbed in a small amount of gesso onto the surface, and wiped the excess off.  Gesso is one of my favorite go-to materials; I custom make my own opaque paint colors by mixing it with chalk pastel powder.  The linen scrap bow was dyed using a technique I created on the fly.  Read my post from the past if you'd like to try it yourself.  The sweet little book pages are from a 1929 edition of Bambi that was discarded at the library. A few torn pieces are used to embellish the egg.

This spring time assemblage will find a place among my other decorative musings.  It makes me smile.

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I haven't ever seen the scratchy technique before, but I like it. Just adds to the shabby look.

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