Wall hanging using High Tide collection

Today I am delighted to bring you this wedding frame made using the Kaisercraft 3D wall art round frame.

imageTo start with I painted the MDF with two coats of Gesso. Once I’d done this I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap ink.

imageOnce the paint and ink was dry I used the Overboard sheet from the High Tide collection to cover the MDF palings. After  they were dried I added the hangers to the back of the frame with the twine to hang it from. This gave it the stability to work on the front of the wall art.

imageNext I took the actual photo frame and also covered it in gesso, Kaisercolour gold paint and finally a layer of white Deco crackle paint.  Once it was dry I didn’t feel the colour was quite right so I used KC Antique gold Mist and Aqua KaiserMist . I then added some light misting in the same colours to the paper covered palings to co-ordinate the two elements.

Once I was happy with the colours I  took some 10cm Burlap Roll and added in the main central cluster and the smaller top right cluster. I then layered cheesecloth over it.

imageOnce I added the photo behind the frame I then glued the frame to the Burlap and cheesecloth mats. Once dried I started adding the embellishments. I started with some cream rope on the large cluster adding Kaisercraft Paper Blooms in Iceberg and Ruby. I also added some mini Iceberg blooms to fill in the gaps with a couple of other flowers from my stash.

imageI then added some elements I had fussy cut from an embossed sheet from the High Tide 6″ paper pad : The starfish and the desert island in the top cluster. The two seagulls were cut from the same paper too. I also added the anchor, some seashells, another starfish and a couple of sentiments from the High Tide collectable pack within the clusters.

imageI finally added some wired pearls, wooden anchors and some Prima Art Stones with cracked shells to give the final beach-like theme. To finish it all off I added a twist of Dark Blue Hemp Twine.

imageI plan on giving the frame to my niece (the bride) for a wedding gift after marrying in the Dominican Republic at Christmas. Perhaps you could try to make one too?



High Tide Layout

Today I am bringing  you a layout using the High Tide Kaisercraft collection with the most lovely nautical themed papers just perfect for holiday, sailing pictures or even beach wedding photos.


Firstly I took the Sea Map paper and added the Ships Wheel die-cut paper on foam-pads to give it some dimension. I then matted the photo on  Coffee Bean KC cardstock then again on Coconut Weave cardstock and  then Navy CS too.

I then took the starfish card and the saying card from the Set Sail paper and tucked them beneath the photo with a piece from the 6″ paper pad too.

dsc_0123Once I was happy with the arrangement I took some cheesecloth and thick twine and layered them beneath the photo. I then added Kaisercraft Iceberg roses in mixed sizes and added  the sea horse and starfish die cuts from the collectables pack and two die cut sayings from the 6″ paper pad too.

dsc_0121I then made a similar arrangement in the top cluster and finally added some Prima  Art Stones and cracked sea shells in both clusters to finish the ‘beachy’ theme.

dsc_0122I hope you like what you see and it inspires you to use the die cut paper and the High Tide collection yourself.