- The outside frame was plain chipboard until I embossed it using the Tim Holtz Patchwork Texture Fade. I painted it with buttermilk and metallic antique gold acrylic paint and then distressed it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
- Glitter Technique: After I was pleased with the color on the chipboard frame, I sprayed it with both Heirloom Gold and Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls Mist and, while still wet from the mists, added a generous coating of fine crystal glitter. I gently shook off the extra glitter and allowed it to dry. To ensure good adhesion of the glitter, I sprayed the frame with an acrylic top coat. The effect of adding the glitter right to the Perfect Pearls Mist is a tarnished, antique silver sparkle that is beautifully vintage!
Paper: Hot Off the Press
Image: Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Cuts ‘Christmas Time’
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’, ‘Vintage Photo’; Americana acrylic paint ‘Light Buttermilk’; Folk Art acrylic paint ‘Metallic Antique Gold’
Embellishments: chipboard frame; TH texture fade ‘Patchwork’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Heirloom Gold’, ‘Perfect Pearl’; Martha Stewart glitter ‘Ultrafine Crystal’; TH Distress Paint ‘Rock Candy’; Alcohol Ink ‘Sandal’; Alcohol Ink Blending Solution; Blue Moon bead; TH mini paper clip; TH jump rings; assorted glass beads; Stickles ‘Xmas Red’, ‘Green’, ‘Lime Green’; Distress Stickles ‘Frayed Burlap’, ‘Old Paper’; gold cord; A Charming Place brass ribbon charm; Hug Snug seam binding; Christmas floral
Tools: Glossy Accents; foam ink blending tool; stylus; tweezers; TH paper distresser; emery board; Texture Boutique; 3M foam tape; 3M Super 77 spray adhesive; Krylon Clear; eyelet hole punch, glitter tray