Saturday, November 14, 2015

"Let It Snow" Frame

Truth be told, I'm not a fan of wintertime. But, I do love the beauty that a fresh snowfall creates. When I made this winter decor piece, I was thinking about branches laden with twinkling snow, and how pristine the landscape looks right after a snowfall .

I found the frame at a thrift shop, and it was in sad need of paint. I used a dull gold multi-colored textured spray paint to give the frame a new life.

For the background, I selected a white piece of my handmade paper that had tiny flecks of sparkle in it. (I followed these directions to make my handmade paper.) I used my Zing electronic cutter to cut the lettering out of light chipboard. I used another sheet of handmade paper to cut a duplicate set of lettering. I glued the handmade paper letters to the chipboard letters. The chipboard gave the lettering just the right amount of height to add dimension to the frame.


The stylized snowflake was cut out of double sided adhesive. One side was coated with gold dust mica, and the other side was adhered to the background paper.
Snowflake cut from double sided adhesive
Mica-encrusted snowflake mounted on handmade paper

I used a gold rhinestone to dot the "i."

Close up showing the bling
Finished frame using handmade papers
Carole

6 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Amazing snowflake!

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  2. I too love the beauty of snow...as long as I am nice and warm inside the house, lol

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  4. Greetings,
    Fun project! I'm not fond of snow either.....smile.
    Love and light,
    Michele

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