Let’s welcome Spring with this Fun Foilicious Frame!
What fun! I really enjoyed working on this project, designed specifically for Prime Publishing featuring many of the manufacturer sponsors who generously sent us product to work with after the CHA MegaShow in January..
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“Before” — I think it’s pretty great for only $1. Look at all the detail! The whole thing has to be covered, though. The detail might look gold but it’s this funky yellowy colour.
I used Plaid folkArt® HOME DECOR chalk paint ( in Sheepskin #34879) to cover my frame, including the sides. I’m really impressed with how easy it was to apply, and with zero prepping on my part. I probably could have gotten away with only one coat, but I waited for the first coat to dry, then gave it a second coat. I’m thrilled with the matte results!
Using the iCraft® DECO FOIL™ Liquid Adhesive, I covered the places on the frame I wanted to highlight with colour. Once it was tacky, I applied gold and purple transfer sheets.
TIP – Sometimes it is hard to see where you put the glue once it has dried. I gently feel the surface for tacky spots: If it’s tacky, it needs more foil.
Next I used my Cuttlebug and Sizzix die to cut out my beautiful flowers from sheets of Oly*fun™, including metallics. I was not prepared for how effortlessly the flowers popped out. The Oly*fun continues to amaze me. ( I only started working with it this month).
To finish my Fun Foilicious Frame, I assembled the flowers with pretty brads in the centre to hold them in place. I then covered the exposed metal (in the back) with Tear It! Tape (double-sided adhesive for multi-surface use) from IMAGINEcrafts – PERFECT for my project! The flowers are very secure.
Notice the beautiful touches of purple and gold 🙂 … and the tulip is pretty, too 🙂
Fun times- Foiled again! 🙂