Today I am sharing a tutorial of making a mixed media photo frame with textured background. I have used chipboards, stencils, pearl metallic colors and other embellishments to make it.
I am posting a tutorial after a long time so forgive me for any imperfections.
It's a picture heavy post so sit back and scroll down for step by step procedure......
I started with a 8 by 10 inces MDF photo frame. Next arranged few embellishments to check how it looks
Adhered the die cut and corners to the frame and covered everything with white gesso, slightly dabbing the brush all over so as to get small strokes of gesso to create soft texture.
Stenciled few leaves at the left corner using Leaf stencil from texture paste.
Next gave a coat of pearl black acrylic color all over including the sides of the frame too.
You can also use black gesso directly after stenciling.
Once the frame was completely dry, I gave strokes of metallic arcylic colors using flat brush. Do not dilute the colors, use dry brushing technique to get the strokes.
Then again sponge some black acrylic over the diecuts and corners.
Next mixed some gold acrylic color and gold dust and rub at the corners and on diecuts using sponge or fingers. Now the background is ready
Took some metal embellishments and added some highlights of Fevicryl pearl metallic green color and Alcohol Splash "Wild Rose" from Itsy Bitsy.
Added few rhinestones to the die cut and all other embellishments to the frame. Flowers, die cut and stencil are also from Itsy Bitsy. I have crunched and fluffed the flowers to make them appear fuller. Then applied 3D outliner gold to their edges.
Left ones are flat and right ones with fluffy look.
Some more pics of flowers...
I hope you all enjoyed the post and liked the tutorial. Share with me if you got inspired and give it a try.
Till then Happy Crafting and Have a Great day!
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