Monday, September 21, 2015



kim today with a small step by step of an altered picture frame. I found the frame at a dollar store and it was really in need of some mixed media love :)

Now nothing against babies and super congratzzzz to Shery :) But this frame seemed so fun to make-over.

I popped off the blue piece so I could gesso over the pieces individually.

I used a thick layer of gesso then another layer of tinting base along with some all surface white acrylic paint.

I left lots of strokes to build up texture.

I added some drywall tape and mesh as well as some masking tape in random places. Then, using a make up wedge sponge I stamped the colors onto the surface.

Now there is a big leap, sorry. I was not happy with the colors, so I was just adding and sponging more and ..yeah...forgot more photos.... :)

I used the Artsy Border Maker stamp set, ARTplorations Oh My Stars stencil and Old Rose Prints stencil. I applied modeling paste through the stencils.

Some of the drywall tape has the best small circles patterns so I used a piece as a stencil to add the white dots. I used Dylusions spray inks over the modeling paste before the paste dried.

I love these roses and the paste shows a lot of the texture underneath.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!



  1. The finished result is gorgeous - much more up my street that the twee cute before! Thanks for sharing x

  2. This is stunning, Kim! Beautiful job!

  3. Loved reading all your fabulous steps Kim. Amazing Work of Art transformation of your dollar frame. TFS and inspiring us Kim. Hugs, Nancy

  4. thanks for the tut along with this beauty! Absolutely love it and saw that exact frame and went eh and walked away..kicking myself as I type! Kudos on a great redo and mixed media genius project again! hugsxx

  5. Gorgeous texture and fantastic background! Love it Kim! :)
    Suchi xx

  6. Love the colors and all the textures:)


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