For my latest project for Make It Crafty I decided it was time to create something which focused on the laser cut chipboard - it really is too fabulous just to be kept for an embellishment. This is a fairly simple idea that could be adapted to a shop bought frame, a layout or a card.
Here are the base elements of my frame - the cardstock frame was cut using my Cameo and I bought the pattern from the Silhouette store. The triangular wedge piece is a stand for the frame. I later added some chipboard leaves and butterflies into the mix. Since I was making the chipboard the focus of my frame I inked the butterflies and corners in black to make them pop - the leaves were inked in dark green for contrast.
I tore up pieces of an old dictionary I had bought from the Op Shop (Thrift Store) to cover the frame and give it more interest. I used matt Mod Podge which not only served as an adhesive - but also created a protective layer.
One frame all covered! Next I painted over a thin base of white paint to tone down the pages but still let the look I'd achieved come through.
I propped the butterfly wings up with my tweezers while the glue dried - remember to embellish these before doing this as sticking pearls on afterwards may push the wings out of alignment. Once the wings were dry I added the corner pieces and other embellishments.
As you can see the frame stand holds it up beautifully.
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