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. :)
SHABBY CHIPBOARD FRAMES
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!