Hello friends! Hope you had a great weekend! Today’s tutorial is about a fantastic technique. Using this technique, you can give a faux antique metallic look to almost anything. For this technique, you will need cardstock and metallic paints. We will make an awesome photo frame that can be used to display your favourite photo! It will also make a superb handmade gift. This technique can be used on any wooden, chipboard or MDF alterable. You will see the sample at the end of the tutorial.
For making this, you will need an embossing/die cutting machine. We have used Sizzix Big Shot to emboss the card stock.
· Sizzix Embossing machine
· Embossing folder of your choice
· Black card stock
· 2mm Chip board
· Craft knife
· Acrylic metallic paint
· Silicon glue
· Acetate sheet
Cut the chip board as shown in figure, to length and breadth of your choice using the craft knife. Also cut a piece of chip board to cover the inner square of the frame.
|Emboss the card stock with the help of Embossing Folder and Embossing Machine|
|Cut the embossed card stock to match the frame borders|
|Glue the card stock pieces on the sides of the frame|
|With the help of pompom gently paint the frame with acrylic metallic paint|
|The embossed design will catch the paint, whereas the recessed areas will not catch the paint, giving the card stock an antique metal look|
|Cover the square piece of chip board with black card stock. Attach it to the back of the frame. Glue it only on three sides. Cut another strip of chipboard, cover it with black paper and fold it to make the back stand|
|Decorate the frame with flowers and beads. Insert your favourite photo from the open side of the backing and display proudly|
It’s a fantastic gift for someone special. You can also use this technique for embellishing MDF or Wooden Blanks like the example below
Link to supplies:
Sizzix Embossing machine
Black card stock
2mm Chip board
Acrylic metallic paint