Sunday, 7 August 2016

DIY Metallic frame

Hello peeps,

Hope you are having a wonderful week!!

Its a new month and its time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers and this months challenge is METAL. Metal is such a popular look these day and so many different products available in the market right from paints, markers, card stock, embellishments and the list goes on.

I do not have many metallics in my stash so i decided that i will create a metallic looking frame.
I had this spoiled frame that was not good to look at but i have a problem throwing things, like is the case with most crafters i guess, so i decided to rework it such that i am able to use it.

Step 1: I decided to do foil embossing. The process was really simple. Disassembled the frame.

Step 2: Made some random spirals and flower shapes with epoxy clay (you may use any clay or even old wooden, resin or plastic pieces).
Step 3: Made the word 'LOVE' with some more rolled clay to add a focal point.

Step 4: Adhere all the shapes in an arrangement as you like and let it dry.
Step 5: I used foil tape (available in hardware stores), A kitchen aluminum foil too its just a little challenging to adhere but works out.

Step 6: Do this process in parts, once a little foil is adhered gently outline the design through the foil by using fingers, do not be rough as it may tear the foil.
Step 7: Once the foil has been etched across the whole frame, take some acrylic paint in black and cover the entire frame.
Step 8: Gently rub off the paint with a cloth.

Step 9: Assemble the frame together. you may also use some alcohol inks to colour the foil and highlight some areas, I wanted this look so i did not do that.

Hope you enjoyed this, looking forwards to all your feedback and comments and excited to see the contributions this months

Have fun crafting


  1. Such a beautiful textured look you have created.Its beautiful
    Dr Sonia

    1. Thanx dr. Soniya, coming from its really valuable!!

  2. What a fabulous way to recycle an old frame Seema - you are so creative!
    Carol x

    1. Thanx a ton Carol really appreciate you stopping by!!

  3. Love this idea! I couldn't even guess how it's made!

    1. Thank you Regina! appreciate you stopping by

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    1. thanx a ton Susan!!appreciate you stopping by


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