Friday 10 March 2017


I wanted to share this Mixed Media Framed piece 
as I was so pleased with the final result.

The old chipped frame was already beautifully distressed.  
I just highlighted some of the design by 
rubbing with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide straight from the ink pad 
& Art Alchemy Waxes (Opal Magic Vintage Silk & a little Metallique Bronze Age) applied with my finger.

Lots of layers of Prima Marketing, Finnabair & Tim Holtz ephemera were used over the coloured background created using lots of techniques.

The background was made from a piece of white cardboard,
base coated with Antique Linen Distress Paint. 
Followed by layers of Distress Paint & Distress Crayons swiped up & down the surface
building up the streaky layers. 
Paint colours used were Weathered Wood, Scattered Straw & more Antique Linen.   Crayons in Antique Linen & Vintage Photo were smeared with a moist finger tip.

Texture paste was applied through a Prima Stitches & Circle stencil. 
The same Distress Crayons were rubbed into the dry texture paste 
following the contours of the piece.

Splatters of Vintage Photo Distress Oxide & White Gesso 
as well as some random text stamping added to the background layers. 

It is hard to see in the photo but I also smeared Opal Magic Vintage Silk Wax 
here & there to give a subtle sheen.

The Focal point cluster was mainly composed of images from a combination of
Tim Holtz & Prima Finnabair Ephemera Collections. 
Vintage luggage tags, jute string, buttons & a quote from Authentique paper 
were also added to the layers.
Sections of the images were coated with Distress Glazing Medium 'Crazing' to give a subtle crackled effect.
Art Stones & Mini Art Stones were used to fill some gaps in the frame. 

Hope you enjoy this too.               Cheers Deb

I am entering this piece in the following online challenges:


  1. The frame is awesome! ANd I love all the layers building up to the picture! Wonderful project! :)

  2. Your frame is so gorgeous, Debbie. Beautiful colors, layers and designs!

  3. Stunning frame. Love all the details. Thanks for the stepouts too.

  4. I love layering pieces to build up my focal points on projects, so this project definitely caught my eye and it's just gorgeous! There's so much detail and such a great design! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  5. very pretty!! I really love the vintage feel of it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Monthly. =)

  6. Gorgeous! Beautiful frame with a beautiful mix of images, layering and ephemera! Thanks for playing along in the "Welcome Spring" challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

  7. See, I love this so much, I came back! I think this would be great for our All Aboard (anything goes) challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  8. Your altered frame is absolutely stunning! I keep going back to take in all the gorgeous details. A lovely work of art! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!!