Hi Mad Scrappers!
Here's my next design team project for you - an altered chipboard frame.
When I saw the Dusty Attic porthole chipboard, I knew I wanted to give it a real rusty weathered look but I couldn't decide what else to add to it. I was tidying up some cheesecloth scraps on my table when inspiration hit! I cut some holes in a piece to create the effect of a fishing net and give it a quick coating of soft gel to help give it some structure.
I added some texture to the frame using a stencil and some areas of paper paste and crackle. I then started to colour everything with rust texture paste and acrylic paints. I highlighted a few areas with metallic and matte waxes and finished the frame off with a dry brushing of white gesso.
Next, I gathered some pieces from the 49 and Market Collage and Ephemera stacks and created a small arrangement to attach to the frame. I finished off with some fussy cut elements from the Vintage Artistry Shore papers and a few pearls to add some little details.
Finnabair Soft matte gel
I hope this project sparks some creative ideas for you and there's a video of the whole process on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/ODpfpWWyyfk
Additional items: I used Finnabair clear crackle but there are a couple of different brands available in the shop, pearls