|Posted on August 6, 2012 at 2:45 AM|
Check the Freebies page for the template to make this lovely little mini frame. Use the frame with a small photo or frame a flower or small picture. Paint or paper to create a gift or display piece.
Photo shows 'Rusted Mini Frame Project'. For details, read below...
The frame was cut from chipboard and then the inside cut using a craft knife. I wanted to try out the Twiddleybitz Rusting Powder for this project, so I covered the frame with glue ( I used PVA because I don't have the Modge Podge they recommend) and then sprinkled over the Rusting Powder.
Next, you need to spray the frame with a mixture of brown vinegar and bleach. You only need a couple of drops of bleach but this is what gets the rusting action underway.
Leave the frame to dry, preferably overnight and then rub the top coat of powder to reveal the rusted effect. I used a piece of fine sandpaper to do this. The photo doesn't show it very well but you can get some great rusted effects with this powder.
I've added some screw top brads and a small paper flower with a bit of bronze paint. I even 'rusted' the edges of the flower to match the rest of the frame. The background was just stamped in a brown ink and the frame was finished off with a gold border sticker to provide a bit of shine. I have loved playing around with this product and there are a few more projects in the photo gallery using it. I'll post some more project notes on the blog soon.