Friday, March 12, 2010

picture frame

so i'm currently have this altered picture frame kick.  you can find this "naked" wooden frame at michaels for $1.  this one i covered sheet music (picked up a book of it at the thrift store for uber cheap!) using modge podge, stamped the swirlys (stampin' ups boraque set), then sanded the edges with sand paper.  i inked the edges with holtz distress ink. 
those fabulous flowers i learned how to make at the portland scrap expo last month.  it's a circle of paper (i used sheet music), cut edges with those crazy scallop scissors and crumple, crumple, crumple.  unfold your circles and mist with shimmer inks (this is new, i'll post more about this great product later) and let dry.  k.  here's where it gets tricky without photo step-by-steps:  make fist with your hand and hold hand with thumb up.  place circle on top of hand centered  with hole created between index finger & thumb.  push paper down threw hand and grab from underneath.  twist, twist, twist.  now the top is a pretty flower!  once bottom is finely twisted, cut bottom half of twisty off and adhere (wet glue works best) to a scrap piece of paper. 

it's nice to be back, i have lots of other projects i can't wait to share!