I had the pleasure of using the new collection by kasiercraft, treasured moments. So I am afraid this post is a bit photo heavy but I thought
I'd show you what I have done in stages.
So firstly I started with the die cut frame and cut out the centre with a craft knife.
I knew I wanted to use the frame as a focal point but I found the gold colour too bright for me. So I wondered how I was going to give it more of a patina appearance, I began by giving the frame a coat of clear gesso, this primes the page so you can still see the design of the frame when adding paint or ink, plus it stops the paper from buckling whilst being saturated. The paint used was from the distress line by Tim holtz., I used mowed lawn, broken china, tarnished brass and a small amount of antique linen. I squidged my first 3 colours on to a craft mat and added water, took an ordinary household sponged ad dabbed randomly onto the frame, I carried on till I had the desired effect I was looking for, let that dry and added a small amount of watered down antique linen.