Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Altered Shadowbox Frame in a Steampunk Style

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm sharing an altered shadowbox frame that began as a thrift store find.  The frame was solid wood and painted black,  and there was glass inside.  I removed the glass and the backing and the fun began!

 I left the black paint alone and painted a thin coat of metallic brass over it.  Since the outside of the frame measured 12 x 12, I thought it would be fun to lay one of our texture sheets (in this case the gears style) over the entire frame.  I simply cut out the center, used matte Mod Podge to adhere the texture sheet to the frame, and then painted it with white gesso.  The rest was just spraying some various colors of ink sprays until I got the look I wanted.  

I painted the butterfly of gears with Folk Art acrylics and added some dimensional pearls.  The stacked hot air balloon was painted lightly with gesso, stamped with script and embossed.  The waterworks frame was embossed in copper.  The steampunk lady was embossed with script, edges inked with Prima chalk inks, and the gears with various metal colored embossing powders.  The rolled roses were created with a die and papers from my scraps.  The background paper is by Mambi, and I added some sprays, yellow gelatos, and a little texture paste and stenciling.  Thanks for looking!

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