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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Aging Frames with Wow Embossing Powders

My husband and I spent the weekend away at a bed and breakfast for Mother's Day Weekend. The property was on the water front, and we had a beautiful room with vintage decor and modern amenities. In every nook, I found inspiration for this month's challenge. Luckily, I had some Wow powder on hand to capture some of the inspiration on camera. (What...don't you travel with your embossing powders? :)


There were so many details I wanted to capture on film while on our weekend getaway, but what I considered the most was that many of my Digital images stay in digital media like my digital picture frames, tablet, smartphone, social networks and the like. I thought it would be lovely to actually print a few and frame them.

So...I needed frames.

I picked up some inexpensive base frames from the craft shop and went to work with my powders and ink pad.








 What I looked for when purchasing the frames were intricate designs and a good base color. For the red frames, I patted a Versamark ink pad on top of the raised design and then covered the frame with "Ruby Romance" embossing powder. The deep red glitter powder gave a nice dimension to a monochromatic look. To add some contrast and a Victorian feel, I combined Wow's Melt-It powder with pastel pink and made tiny tea roses (Wow silicon mold) to glue to the top of the frame.






The base of the square frame was a bright gold. Using the same technique of stamping the raised edges with the ink pad, I emulated an antiqued finish by heat setting Wow's "Colour Blend Verdigris" on top of the frame.



Finally, for a more plain but classic look, I edged a copper brown base frame with Regular Copper. I believe the lighting from the camera makes it look more purple. The monochromatic effect of copper on copper is quite pretty.




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