Friday, May 31, 2013

Glittering Mixed Media Frame

  Heather here and today I would like to share with you a frame that I created using a lot of fabulous Glitter from Art Glitter!


Step One
Using a large old brush, apply the Designer dries clear glue to the frame front.
Step Two
Print out Digital Music Paper and place it on top of frame front and apply pressure, making sure the paper is sticking to the glue.  Flip  the frame over, and use a craft knife to remove all excess paper from frame.  Don't worry if the edges are not perfect, we will be adding glitter to cover later.
Step Three
Ink the edges of the frame with Ranger's Vintage Photo Distress ink.  Use the fine tip applicator, apply Designer Glue dries clear to the edges of center of frame.  Then use your finger to spread it out, so you don't just have a straight line of glitter.  Apply Camel glitter.
Step Four
Use your old brush to add Designer Glue dries clear to the edges of the entire frame, and then add Camel Glitter.
Step Five
Cut out your collage pieces, and using the flourish die cut out a couple flourishes,  ink all the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink.
Step 6
Glue them together using the Designer dries glue (dries clear or white, doesn't matter), and apply pop dots to back.  Add a line of glue to the bottoms of the text boxes to hold on the lace.
Step Seven
Use the fine tip applicator to add glue to the inner part of rose.  Then apply the Coral Reef Glitter.  Outline the outer petals of the rose.
Step Eight
Add the Cheeky pink glitter to rose petals, then add glue to the leaves.
Step Nine
Use the Cavalado and Ensalada glitters to cover the leaves (these two colors together look fabulous...I put the excess glitter into a new jar for a fabby green it). 
Step Ten
Use the fine tip applicator and add the designer glue to the flourishes,  just freehand some comma strokes.  Apply Clementine glitter.
Step Eleven
Use the fine tip applicator and Designer Glue dries clear to outline all your text boxes, then add glitter.  Use the clementine glitter on ivory text boxes and cheeky pink glitter on pink text boxes.  Add the glue and glitters to the rest of the leaves as shown above.
Step Twelve
 Cut the 2nd flourish into pieces, and add glue and glitter just like the other flourish above.  Use the fine tip applicator and designer glue to add your lace and pearls.  I used a piece of baker's twine to create a bow in my button, before gluing it down.
Here are a couple more close ups of the frame.
Close up of the lower left corner.
One last look at the finished piece.
I hope you enjoyed my frame tutorial, and that you are inspired to get out your glitters and play!  Please feel free to stop by my blog to see some other projects I have created using Art Glitter!
Have a great day!!


  1. Stunning frame Heather! The glitters are gorgeous and I just love how you applied them! ~Diane

  2. Super fabby! Great tutorial!
    BOLB Hugs!

  3. wonderful design and tutorial. this is such a lovely project!

  4. absolutely gorgeous! i love how you outlined all the flowers & petals. Awesome

  5. Another fabulously glittery project! I love every single detail. I'm inspired to work with an old frame I have on hand too! Thanks Heather!