Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Shabby Chipboard Frames

I came up with a new "technique" this week for an Urban Anthology challenge. (Can you call slapping a bunch of Crackle Paint onto something a technique? LOL!) So if you are interested, here is a little tutorial on how to make Shabby Chipboard Frames. :)

First the layout and detail shots. :)



Supplies you will need: Chipboard frames (the ones I used are by Chatterbox), wire, various beads (don't worry about the color, they will be covered up later), Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint (I used the color called Old Paper), and paper towels to protect your work surface. Optional: Glitter/micro beads/etc.


STEP 1: Cut a length of wire and start wrapping around your chipboard frame. As you wrap, add beads to the wire and arrange them on the front of the frame in a random pattern. You could cover the entire frame, or just a few sections like I did.


STEP 2: Lay your frame on a square of paper towel (this is to protect your work surface). Use the Crackle Paint to coat the frame, wire and beads. Pounce the brush over the wire and beads to get into the crevices. Don't worry about making this look pretty, just get it on there! LOL! The messier, the better! It will contribute to your shabby look! :)


STEP 3: Allow to dry completely. If desired, you can add glitter or microbeads to the wet paint surface for added detail. I used glitter on mine, which you can see better in the 2nd detail picture below.



Thanks for looking!


Colleen said...

Gorgeous as always Jana! Love this!

Tara said...

Love these!

AbbieTorroll said...

you are just TOO freakin' cool!! I LOVE this!!

Deb said...

These are amazing! What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to try this!

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

this is so beautiful jana - and what a super cool technique. i am so gonna have to try this now. thx for the inspo girl :) smiles, m-

Aphra said...

Wow, Jana, what a great idea! I'll be using some crackle soon. Thanks for your kind comment about me quitting UA. I'm rooting for ya!

Jenni said...

Super creative!!! Love that look!

MichelleS said...

YUMMY - going to try this!

Mélanie Blackburn said...

Such a cool technique! Love the lo, she really is to precious.

AndreaWiebe said...

The frames are just gorgeous Jana!

Amber said...

Great tutorial! I love the look of crackle paint, it is so vintage!

Theresa Merkling said...

Jana! I don't know how I've never stumbled across your blog before, but I've been so inspired to create after looking back several months of blog-goodness. You do some remarkable art and I am so excited to have met it.


Norma Kennedy said...

Fantastic tutorial...Gorgeous layout...I really luv the shabby/vintage look !!!!!!

Nathalie said...

I love the look and texture of those frames!!! Thanks for the tutorial! It looks like a lot of fun to make!

Delia W said...

I love this. And going to try the painting as soon as I can. Thanks for the step by step.

Also, I like the little black and with flowers..

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