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You'll remember that I bought a couple of white plastic picture frames from Poundland a while ago. Well, the other day I decided to work on one. I started off by painting it with black gesso (two coats to make sure the whole thing is covered) before using Iced Spruce distress paint. That was only one coat as something interesting happened - it came out looking like stone. Iced spruce has an almost minty green tinge but it came out a cold grey. I then dry brushed a little gold distress paint on the textured parts, and dripped a little green alcohol ink to age it a little. Once the frame was done I looked for a picture to put in it, and found this one of my grandparents on their 40th anniversary. It was a little too small for the frame so I backed it onto some craft paper. I then found grungeboard letters to spell true love, which I painted gold and dabbed iced spruce on. The hearts were both grungeboard, inked in red and pink ink and lined with black soot. Finally I added a couple of flowers in the corner.
 




It's another example of how you can find something really cheap and alter it so that it looks deceptively expensive.
Ems

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