Altered photo frame step-by-step feat. Little Birdie Chalk Paints and Color Splash sprays

Hello, dear craft-y people!

Summer’s approaching at a menacing speed here in Hyderabad and days are sunny !! So today I thought of bringing some breezy summer colors for you. 😀

Ever since I set my eyes on Little Birdie matte chalk paints, I’ve been on a rampage (almost!) altering items at home! The latest to fall prey was a photo frame which had started to show signs of weathering and was waiting to be given a face-lift.

Well, I’d like to think it has been a face-lift. I’ll leave that to you to decide. I’ll go through the steps of altering this photo frame in my post below 🙂

Here is what I started with…a canvas photo frame which I painted white with gesso. Once the gesso was dry, I layered bits of lace, trim, doilies, chipboard shapes, and gauze on the frame (all from the store). I added further texture using modelling paste and the honeycomb stencil.

Next, I primed the frame with gesso for a second time (this time covering the textures) followed by Chalk Paint in Sailing Sky (applied this only on the textured areas.) 


I left this coat of paint to dry thoroughly and then went over the entire frame with Chalk Paint in Snow (White). Using a slightly damp baby wipe, I wiped the white paint off the textured areas. (I painted a small area at a time because chalk paint dries very fast.)

I felt the palette could use a little warmth so I dabbed Little Birdie Lime Splash over parts of the frame. (I used a rolled up baby wipe as a paint dauber.)


Where the color looked too intense or a harsh line was visible, I dry-brushed gesso to tone down the lines.

The altered frame was nearly ready! All that was needed to be done was adding a sentiment, flowers, and some chipboard. I prepped my chipboard using gesso and Lime Splash.


Here is the final altered photo frame–I did random script stamping and doodling to make the colors and textures pop. I also lightly inked the flowers with Lime Splash and gesso.


Thank you for stopping by! Please do leave your thoughts below–I’d love to hear from you.

Happy crafting 🙂

Suchi

Supplies: 

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MARGARITA OCEAN MIST 11PCS IB
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BLANCHE OCEAN MIST 11PCS IB

http://itsybitsy.in/blanche-ocean-mist-11pcs-ib

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HOME DECOR CHALK PAINT SAILING SKY 60ML BOTTLE
HOME DECOR CHALK PAINT SNOW 60ML BOTTLE

http://itsybitsy.in/home-decor-chalk-paint-snow-60ml-bottle

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SILICON LIQUID GLUE 100ML IB

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COLOR SPLASH LIME SPLASH 50ML BOTTLE IB
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CHIPBOARD SHAPES IVY FLOURISH 1PC IB
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CHIPBOARD SHAPES HONEY COMB 1PC IB
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EMBOSSED PEARL BLOOMS LEMON CHIFFON 8PCS PBHC IB
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PAPER FLOWERS WHITE 18PCS IB
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STENCIL HONEY COMB 18.5 X 24.5CM 1PC
http://itsybitsy.in/stencil-honey-comb-18-5-x-24-5cm-1pc
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FABRIC GLUE 30ML SQUEEZE

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CRAFT GLUE MATT 250G HDPE JAR
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PALETTE KNIFE NO.15 MCG0063 1PC PBCI MM

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