An altered Trading Card Frame

Hi everyone..

welcome to my first ever post as a DT Member for Merly Impressions. I’m honoured to be among so many talented designers and artists and hope you will like my work.

Today I am bringing you an altered Trading Card Frame using the Bon Appetit collection.

Frame finishedFirst I took the MDF frame and coated it with a coat of Gesso and two coats of Cream matt paint on both the background and the outer frame. Once it was dry I added strips of wood effect paper cut from the 6 1/2″ paper pad to make it look like a ‘real’ wooden frame. I inked the edges with a Red Gum ink pad to cover all the blank MDF.

Pic 1I then mixed the same ink pad with some texture paste and added it to the frame through the Mixed Media Designer 12″ stencil to create three areas that look like ‘sieve’ marks.Close up top clusterI then used the paper pad to create the Trading Card element for the centre. First I covered the frames mat in the green leafy paper from the pad. I then used the linen paper, the black brick paper and the red check paper to create a layered mat and added a piece of hessian as a base to add some of the collectable die cuts with a swirl of decorative ribbon mesh.  I then used the same hessian to create the two further clusters on the corners.  I then sprayed a fine layer of white paint over the frame and embellishment clusters to make it look like flour flicks then I added the ‘Yum’ title.

Close up bottom clusterFinally I added the twine hanger and adhered the two layers of MDF together and it was finished.. I think it would look great hanging in the kitchen or dining room don’t you?



2 thoughts on “An altered Trading Card Frame

  1. Thanks Deborah.. I was very pleased with the end result.. I do hope it will inspire you to have a try yourself.

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