Friday, August 9, 2013

Blinged Out Altered Photo Frame

It always seems like we have picture frame pieces laying around because as crafters we have somehow used parts of it for a project or somehow we have knocked the frame over and have broken it and don't know what to do with the rest of the frame.  This is a great way to create your own altered frame with those leftover pieces.  The fabulous products from Art Glitter combined with the wonderful products from Want 2 Scrap can turn any piece into a frame that you'll be proud to use to show off your photos.  
Supplies Needed:

  From Art Glitter:
              Challis Ultrafine Opaque Hologram Glitter
              Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
              Confetti Vintage Glass Glitter
        Also from Art Glitter:
               Sticky Tape-
               Spoons Man! Spoons-
               Designer Dries Clear Glue-
From Want 2 Scrap:
              Chipboard Shapes Style B
Additional Items Needed:
             Black Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush, Photo, Patterned Paper, Back cardboard piece of a picture frame, sea sponge or a sponge that will leave a pattern, card stock that matches your project to create a photo mat
Begin by trimming the pattern paper to the size of the picture frame backing and adhere them together. 
 Run strips of the Sticky Tape down each side of the frame and sprinkle some of the Confetti Vintage Glass Glitter down on the sides after removing the red protective covering from the tape.  Shake off excess glitter back into the bottle and lay this piece aside. 
 After painting the chipboard shapes and allowing them to dry, use the sponge to lightly dip it into the glue.  Dab the sponge off a little and then dab it onto the chipboard shape. 
 Sprinkle the Challis Ultrafine Opaque Hologram glitter over the wet glue and shake off the excess.  Allow all of the pieces to dry. 
Add a few of the amber rhinestones to the swirls on the frame.  Cut a circle from card stock that fits inside the frame.  Here the circle measured 6" around.  Adhere the circle onto the frame and then adhere the photo that you have chosen to use.  Use the sponge to add some more glue around the picture and sprinkle some Crystal Ultrafine Transparent glitter onto the wet glue.  Shake off the excess and allow it to dry. 
Form the frame around the picture using the chipboard pieces and the Designer Dries Clear Glue.  Add some more rhinestones to cover where the pieces meet.  Add some of the smaller rhinestones in between those pieces to finish off the frame. 

Turn any frame pieces from blah to wow! with the great products from Art Glitter and Want 2 Scrap!  Create a vintage frame like this one or a modern art one using the products you choose.  Here's a start to your new frame use the promo code August W2S20  for 20% off any $25 order or more. />


  1. Fun creation, love the way you applied the glitter.