October 8, 2012

Charlene's "A Moment In Time Christmas" Frame

Today the very Talented  Charlene Camilleri shares with us her fabulous tutorial on
how to make this stunning Christmas Frame.........
Twiddleybitz Product List
SPK005 Steampunk Clock with Gears
CF003 Roman Clock with hands
CF002 Roman Clock Small
SNOW001 Snowflakes
XMAS039 Swirl Stars
MIR004 Mini Mirror Christmas Trees
Twiddleybitz Element- Button
Other Materials Used
Photo Frame
Ranger Dabber Paints- Snow Cap, Juniper & Gold
Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Stampendous Shaved Ice & Mica Flakes
Stampendous Embossing Enamels- Shabby Green, Aged Copper
Stamp It Christmas Stamp
Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Paper
Silver Beaded Trim
Remove the backing and glass from your frame ( I used an Ikea Frame which measured 9x11 ¼ inch but any old frame will do ).
Brush some PVA glue around the bevelled edge of the frame and sprinkle mica flakes onto it.
Using the Juniper Dabber, paint the large Roman Clock and Swirl Star simply by “dabbing” the paint directly to the chipboard.
Set the star aside, now lets add some more character to the Clock... Randomly dab some of the Gold
paint over the clock. Try not to over think it or “perfect” it. The less perfect the more character!
Next apply some PVA to the centre circle area of the clock and sprinkle with shaved ice. Shake off any excess. Paint the clock hands gold then glue the hands into place and add the button to the top.
Now for the smaller clock- stamp the chipboard with an embossing Ink Pad then apply the Aged Copper Embossing Enamel. Shake the excess off then use a heat gun to melt the powder. Use this same process for the Steampunk Clock using the Shabby Green Embossing Enamel.
Paint the Snowflake with the Snow Cap paint, dry then apply some glue ( I find a glue pad to be perfect for this job as you simply stamp the glue then apply the glitter ).
Use a brown permanent ink ( I like to use Stazon Brown Timber ) and ink the Xmas Stamp. Stamp onto paper, ensuring you press firmly and evenly before raising the stamp. Cut around the stamp and lightly ink the edge using the Gold Dabber.
Within your frame you will have a frame insert, cover this with your desired patterend paper and carefully cut around the paper with a craft knife. Now apply tape or glue to the back and attach another piece of patterned paper.
Now it's time to put it all together!
Re-insert the frameYou do not need to reinsert the glass- I have not used it.
Use foam tape to attach your large Roman Clock to the bottom left hand corner. Use glue to attach the other two clocks as shown.
Use foam tape to attach the stamped clock to the top right corner. Glue the silver beaded trim, star, snowflake & Christmas tree as shown.
Enjoy your new Frame!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. You can use this same idea with different themes and it is a great way to use up some old frames that are sitting around!! I would love to see your designs in the Gallery!

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