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Vintage frame with Tattered Angels

Hello crafty friends! Lynne Joncas here with an altered flea market find; I got 3 of these cute metal frames for $2 last fall at a local market I attended with a friend, and look forward to finding interesting thing to do with the other two as well.

I started out with this plain metal frame; it was a little tarnished, but I loved the butterfly design around the edge and knew it was a great base form my project.

I attached some flowers and metal leaves, then painted the whole frame and a bit of the inner edge with High Impact Paint in Ivory.

Once that was dry, I then brushed on a thick coat of DecoArt Crackle Glaze and allowed it to dry as well.

Using Old Penny and Tattered Leather glimmer mists, I lightly brushed some colour over the cracks so it would seep into them for more dimension, then wiped off the residue before lightly misting the surface with Rose Gold and Walnut Gold.
When everything was dry, I ran a piece of cotton lace through the butterfly wings around the edge, trimmed the photo to fit in the frame, and added a pearl edge around the photo for a little added texture.

I’m blessed to have a bunch of vintage family photos and love showcasing them in different ways.I love thrifting and going to flea markets, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to share my find with you! Have a wonderfully creative day. xoxo

Supplies Used

Tattered Angels High Impact Paint-Ivory
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists-
Old Penny, Tattered Leather, Rose Gold and Walnut Gold

DecoArt Crackle Glaze
hot glue gun
about a yard of cotton lace
misc. flowers and leaves
stringed pearl beads


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