Mixed Media Altered Photo Frame with Anat

Hey gang! Anat here today very happy to share with you an easy step by Step tutorial of A Mixed Media Altered photo frame made in just a few steps with the amazing Lindy’s products.

In the frame, I’ve placed a picture I took last week of my daughter and our kitten in a moment of cuddles. I’m in love with that Picture!


So let the fun begin 🙂

When altering an object the first step is always priming the piece, so that’s what I did – primed it with two layers of white gesso drying between layers.

The next step was to spread, randomly, white crackle paste and adhere art stones with Gel Medium.

While waiting for the crackles to appear and the gel medium to dry, I started getting my embellishments ready.

Before coloring all embellishments I gave them a layer of white gesso.

The large chipboard, metal heart, metal feather, and metal Butterfly were sprayed with Jazzy Jivin Purple Shimmer Spray and Glory of the seas gold Shimmer Spray. Drying between one color and the next.

The metal flowers were paint-brushed with Whale watch Blue Shimmer Spray and  Glory of the seas gold Shimmer Spray

Back to the dry and crackled frame, which I hot embossed here and there using Midnight pewter Embossing Powder. I did the same on the resist canvas using a different stamp.

Using a small paint brush, the resist canvas was colored with Jazzy Jivin Purple Shimmer SprayCalifornia Poppy Gold Shimmer SprayGlory of the seas gold Shimmer SprayWhale watch Blue Shimmer Spray and Pop Rock Purple Flat Spray.  The bold resist pattern really makes the colors pop.

The next step was coloring the frame first with California Poppy Gold Shimmer Spray and Glory of the seas gold Shimmer Spray

I absolutely love all that shimmer and how it settles into the cracks of the paste!

Then add Jazzy Jivin Purple Shimmer SprayWhale watch Blue Shimmer Spray and Pop Rock Purple Flat Spray

Using a gel medium I adhered my Daughter’s picture with the matting and a metal clips on top of the large chipboard and started adding flowers and all embellishments.   Let dry for an hour.

Last step: I gave all the embellishments 2 layers of dry brush with white gesso to highlight the texture and add a shabby chic look.

The project is ready now and I love it!! I hope you do too 🙂

Here some close-ups for you as an inspiration:

Lindy’s Products

Other products:

  • DecoArt white crackle paste, Finnabair Artstones, Finnabair white heavy gesso, 49 and Market flowers, Finnabair metal Butterfly and heart, prima little Bliss sign and more.

Hope I have inspired you to give this a try!


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