To alter the frame you will need:
Acrylic Paint Dabbers in gold and aqua
Distress inks in old paper, tea dye and walnut stain
Tim Holtz mini mask
Grungeboard elements frame
Text paper or an old book page
Wool or fibre
As these are cheap wood, I would recommend a light sanding first. Paint with aqua dabber and drag it to produce a wash effect.
Once dry, sand lightly again just to smooth out any paint texture. You may prefer to keep those streaks.
Position the mask on the corner of the frame and colour with tea dye ink using some cut and dry foam. Repeat over each corner, then ink the edges of the frame.
Tear some text paper or the page of a book just thick enough to go on the frame. As I am doing the frame landscape, I had to use two strips for the width. Make tiny tears along the length, and ink first on the reverse edge to make sure the tears won’t show any white. Then, on the front, ink first with old paper and then with tea dye.
Take a grungeboard frame and paint it with crackle paint. I don’t have any metallic crackle paint (yet) so I used antique linen paint
Once dry and cracked, put a thin coat of gold acrylic paint
Once this is dry, use walnut stain ink to get into the cracks to darken it up.
I didn’t have the right size and colour flowers for this project and, as we know, you need flowers don’t you? So while I was painting, I used the aqua paint onto some cream flowers
While everything is drying, stick the paper onto the frame and add gems following the swirl.
Cut 4 small pieces of card to just a bit taller than the grungeboard frame and use rub-ons to spell love. Cut 2 small hearts from the same card and ink the edges. Distress the brads using sandpaper. Once the frame is dry, stick some card to the reverse, then stick the letters and hearts into place. I used silicone glue so I could vary the heights. Stick it onto the frame covering up the join of the papers.
Stamp the wings onto the same colour card used with the grungeboard and letters and cut out. I did two layers of card to make it stronger. Paint a chipboard heart and ink the edge. Once dry, stamp the scratches from the texture plate onto the front. Stick the heart onto the wings, then bend the wings slightly. Tie a bit of wool or fibre through a button and fix this onto the heart. Stick this to the frame over the join of the papers.
Decorate three of the corners with flowers.
Decorate the final corner with a selection of buttons.
I have used a picture of my parents taken before they were married. I cut some Bazzill card to the size of the glass, inked the edge and stuck the photo to one side, then put this into the frame. I wanted the quote to have some texture to it, rather than it be flat under the glass, so I used the distress inks on it and stuck it onto the front of the glass. Finally, I cut two more hearts and added another button with wool through it.