Altered Glass and Altered Photo Frame Tutorial By GD Vinita Jain
This is Vinita here, I am delighted to be guest designing this month with Rainbow Craftykari Store. Today, I'll be teaching two projects Mixed Media Altered Projects.
In this project, I have added a gift with the Photo Frame, so this is a bonus project for all of you. I altered a glass container which has a lid into this beautiful decor piece!!!
Now let me show the steps how I created this MM altered art!
Take any plastic container, clean it properly from any stains or dust particles and dry it. Now apply spray paint on it. But for precaution keep the container in any box/carton and cover the glass with the spray paint. You can wear gloves too. Now let it dry for half an hour or little more.
I used different types of embellishments in this creation. In a picture frame, silicon mold using clear glue sticks and heat glue gun filled this mold.
Let it dry, hardly took 15 minutes. If you don't have glue gun and sticks you can also use dry clay which can be easily molded into any shape you wanted. Here I used it for a 3D baby mold, cover the space tightly as shown in the picture. Let it dry in the air, took one hour to dry properly.
Now take out these embellishments from the mold carefully. Time to color them I used some alcohol inks, Fevicryl Pearl colors, some Inka gold from Viva in different colors.
The Inka Gold colors are so versatile you can apply them on any embellishment, it can even be diluted in water too. Here as shown in the pic, I first applied Gesso on all these embellishments using sponge, then the impact of color will be more bright and if you use black Gesso, it will create different textures. On the metal embellishments, I used a spray, Inka Gold, alcohol inks and burnished them with gold color for detailing work after drying. Even I applied Gesso to my trims to make them little thicker and applied different inks.
I applied Gesso on bamboo sticks and one of the pencil too.
On the glass container to create textures, I give it a coat of gesso and using a comb created a wood panel look. Now burnished the different mediums to highlight the details as shown in the pic.
Now start embellishing it. Using my glue gun I attached all the embellishments easily.
I added lots of different paper flowers, blings, jewel stones, fillers and added a sentiment too which I covered it with Inka Gold mediums. Now using tacky glue gel I spread crystal clear sparkle too.
This is the top, I covered it with a lace, pearl string, a beautiful trim butterfly and other embellishments.
Here is the Final pic!
Here is the Video I have made of MM Altered Art
Next Project is Altered Photo Frame, giving it a uniqueness and make great gifts!
I love Mixed Media art....Throwing on the layers, textures and just having fun! Blue is my favorite color and I added some gold with lots of blue hues! You will see some of the metal embellishments, chippies, handmade flowers, doilies and stencilling peeking through!
The first thing I covered the chipboard frame with a coat of white gesso. After drying, I applied cheese cloth all over using Mod Podge.
Here what it looks like before adding gesso and sprays. I roughly set up all the things on this frame and took a photo. Now added texture paste using some stencils for textures, Arranged all the embellishments, charms, different flowers, MDF flourishes and many more things according to my need and again applied a layer of gesso.
Now applied lots of layer of different inks, spray, Viva gold, glitters etc. At the bottom layer, I pasted a sequins lace too. For more textures and interest, I added microbeads in two varieties randomly, added a cute tiny heart, jewelled stone at the lamp post. Added a string of pearls inside the edges of photo panel.
Some close ups:
I hope you all enjoyed this beautiful photo frame creation!
Thank for attention. Enjoy your creativity! Hugs!
Chipboard for base, Shiny Black CS
Stencils- Art is from The crafters workshop; 655350-2010-09 from Prima Marketing
Prima doily die-crochet doily
Abro Spray Paint: Shifting blue
Inka Gold- old gold and Turquoise
Bo Bunny- silver glitter paste
Mod Podge Matte
Studio 490 Embossing paste
Bond-Tite-Amrow UPVC Weider
Sakura Acrylic Gesso
Glossy accents, craft glue
Black soot Distress ink
Purple and gold Alcohol ink from Tim Holtz
Fabrica Acrylic colors ultra - White and blue
Chipboard shape embellishment - Lamp post
Monucles( microbeads) - gold
MDF embellishments, metal charms, metal brads and white pearl lace, Clock, key, metal handle, Love, YOU & ME sentiment, flourishes, metal flowers
Other supplies- crochet flowers, metal brads and charms- Butterflies, heart, metal flowers, Prima flowers, handmade flowers, White small pearls, cheesecloth, plastic flower, tiny jewelled stones, tiny enamel heart, Bottle lid are from my stash.
Above mentioned supplies are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store Or you can pre-order them by sending email at firstname.lastname@example.org