Monday, March 30, 2015

Foil tape Malma frame

Every now and then I get the urge to decorate a Malma frame, these are very cheap wooden mirror frames from Ikea and make a wonderful blank canvas.

I was very inspired when I saw this blog post of a transformed cheap frame with foil tape  I have a roll of foil (that I got from a DIY store) and I suddenly thought that die cuts could look really good under the foil so as I  have designed quite a few border and edge lace dies for Joanna Sheen recently, it's a good chance to play with them.  I die cut the Ribbons and bows border   and the Caroline Lace border 4 times plus I die cut one each of the Signature Pram, Rocking horse and Cot and mobil dies.
I stuck these onto the frame and found that the caroline lace fitted perfectly around the mirror...I then covered the whole lot with crumpled foil tape.  Pressing down on the foil reveals the die cuts underneath plus I also used an embossing tool around each one so that they would show up even more.  I dabbed black gesso over the whole frame, after a few minutes I wiped some off leaving the foil distressed and old looking.  I finsihed off with a few gems here and there.
Here's a photo 
Thanks for visiting and I'd love to here what you think of this idea.  Any die cut would look gorgeous done this way and the frame has a large 3" edge to play with.. I think I might be making more LOL


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