This picture frame started life as one of those cheap wooden ones from Ikea. I just gave it one thick coat of the crackle paint with a cheap paintbrush and left it to dry.
"Crackle paint"Wow, get a load of that texture!
I added a few charms and beads to a length of chain using jump rings, and attached the chain via a small nail hammered (yes, I know, I used a hammer and a pair of pliers!!!) into the top of the picture frame.
A few more charms and seed beads were fixed to the frame with glossy accents. I just love this octopus charm, reminds me of all those horror stories about giant squid at the bottom of the sea...
I really like this lighthouse stamp from Kanban. The background was coloured with distress inks before stamping, then extra inks were added with a watercolour brush, diluting each colour in water before brushing. The scene was kept fairly simple, because in this case the frame is the real star. A small amount of distress ink was brushed over the crackle paint at the bottom of the frame to give a real seaside effect. I grew up by the sea and it always sticks in my mind how the bottom parts of anything in the water would become covered in green slime.
Viva Croco Crackling Colour: Gold
Kanban clear acrylic stamp: lighthouse scene
Distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Pine Needles, Dusty Concord
Archival Ink: Black
Cardstock: 160gsm white, stamping card
Charms, Chain, Jump Rings, Beads, Seed beads
Entered for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show... Anything Goes
The Stamp Man... Texture