Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vintage Photo Frame

  Happy Wednesday everyone! leslierahye here to share with you a project that reminds me of the vintage photos with the domed glass. We received a bunch of photos from my husbands great-grandmother and several were in antique domed glass frames. They were simple amazing. When I saw this new kit in the Spring Release, I immediately knew I wanted to use a vintage photo of his great grandmother on her wedding day. 

I began by printing the photo so that it fit in a 2¾×3¾" square--a little larger than the actual opening of the frame. I positioned the frame where I wanted it, traced around it and cut it out.

I adhered the photo down to the backing in the kit. I embossed the frame in Gilded Rose and the lacy overlay in Victorian Bronze. I brushed on Matte Glastique on the lacy overlay for a bit of contrast. I sandwiched the globe between the frame and the photo covered backing with Beacon 3&1. The lacy overlay was added with glastique.

Globecraft & Piccolo Products used

Tip: I have found these aluminum roses at  my local jewelry and bead shop. They come in a variety of colors. I prefer to buy one kind and then use my emboss enamels to color them. In the above photo the one in the middle is the original unaltered rose. I tested different Emboss Powders on the roses [Mermaid Tears is on the left/ Aged White on the right] For my project I used the Gilded Rose. I used my piercing tool to hold the rose on the hole in the back. I heated the rose and dipped it into the preferred powder. I then melted the powder and set aside to cool. These become very hot so use tweezers or pliers to handle.


 I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by today!


maggiegracecreates said...

wow --- this one is my favorite so far. Love the vintage look ---

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a gorgeous vintage frame, love the enameled roses.

Tracy said...

This really is a very beautiful project xx