Thursday, September 19, 2013

Boo Frame

Hello! While I may not have been posting much this last couple of weeks I have been hard at work on a few projects.  I mentioned before that I don’t have much Halloween décor and I’d like to change that.  Here is another project that I finally completed:


I started with a MDF frame and pulled out a bunch of supplies that would change it from plain to perfect for Halloween.

Below is a picture of the frame after I finished with the paint and glitter.  To create this look I did the following:

  1. Paint frame with Antique Linen Distress paint.  I painted the front and back.
  2. Cut a square out of bubble wrap.  Apply Rusty Hinge Distress Paint to the bubble wrap and then smoosh it onto the frame.  Repeat until the front of the frame is completely covered with dots of paint.  Learned something important during this step: make sure the top of the paint bottle is screwed on tight, otherwise you end up with orange paint everywhere. ;)
  3. Spritz frame with White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray.
  4. Apply Black Soot Distress Paint to the edges of the frame using a paint brush and swipe around the edges.  Don’t try to be perfect – leave some spots free of black.
  5. Add Black Soot Distress Glitter here and there – only in spots that are already painted black.  I used Glossy Accents as an adherent.

* Note: Let the paint dry in-between each step.


Once the frame is dry cut some flowers from wool-blend felt using Sizzix Dies and then adhere them to the frame. I used the 3D Flowers and Tattered Florals dies and some green and dark orange felts.  To embellish the small flowers I added enamel brads.  As a final touch I added some black pearls around the flowers.


However, flowers are not that spooky so they need a little something to up the Halloween factor: little bat stick pins. I took a couple of stick pins and removed their tops (they were some white beaded look that I knew I would never use). I then cut a couple of bats from chipboard and a couple more from black cardstock.  I adhered the top of the stick pin between a chipboard bat and a cardstock bat (the cardstock piece was the backing).  I then painted each bat with Black Soot Distress Paint.  Once dry I stuck the pins into the flowers, using a bit of liquid adhesive (405 by Helmar) to hold them in place.


Once the frame was finished I needed to decorate the insert.  To start I painted some grungeboard letters with Peeled Paint Distress Paint.  Once dry I coated with Glossy Accents and Added Peeled Paint Distress Glitter.

I covered the insert with designer paper (Mischievous by My Mind’s Eye).  To match the frame, I added some Black Soot Distress Paint, a spritz or two of White Linen Dylusions Spray, and finally some Black Soot Distress Glitter.  Once all the pieces were dry I adhered the spelled out “Boot” to the insert and place it within the framed.


So what do you think?  I think it will add a nice splash of Halloween to my home décor.

Coupon Alert!  If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this altered frame. :)

1 comment:

  1. wow! this is spooooktacular! love the touches of glitter and the fun Halloween colors. thanks for sharing.


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