Friday, 24 August 2012

Alter It for The Stampman Challenge

Hi Everyone,
It's Friday again, and time for a new challenge over at The Stampman.
This time we are looking for you to ALTER something making it different from it's original appearance.
You can alter a plain box, picture frame, book, bottle, tin, notebook cover, or any other item that inspires you to change it!!

I wasn't sure what to do for this one and then I remembered a box of plain wooden Picture frames that I bought, and a roll of Aluminium tape that my Sin-in-Law had got me at a car accessory shop.
And this is the result.

I meant to take pictures of the blank frame but I forgot, sorry.
Anyway, I cut some leaves and swirls using my Memory Box Swirly Tree and Cheery Lynn Olive Branches dies and stuck them to the frame using a Pritt Stick.
Next I covered the whole thing with the Aluminium Tape which is a bit like Sticky Backed Plastic on a roll about 2 inches wide.
I rubbed firmly all over the frame with a piece of foam to make sure that the full texture of the pattern shows.
Next comes the fun, and messy part, colouring the frame with a combination of Alcohol Inks - Denim, Meadow, Stonewash and Pearl.
I love how it turned out.
I had intended putting a picture of the family inside but couldn't get anything to print out so I decided to go with something a little more my style.
I love this Resist technique which I have used quite a bit lately and describe in more detail HERE.
This particular panel was created using Woodware Clear Magic JGS273 Wheat, FRS212 Alphabet Background and Distress Inkpads - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Faded Jeans.
The ghosted image in the background has been created by spritzing the stamp with water before stamping it onto the panel.
I also spritzed the entire panel with a little Glimmer Mist.
I felt that it need something to finish it off so I added text from a Hobby Art clear set Friends Sentiments.
I would like to enter this into the challenge at Frilly and Funky - How can you Resist.
Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team have come up with, there are some fabulous Altered items over at The Stampman.
As always there is a £10 gift voucher up for grabs, so get you thinking caps on and Get Altering.
Happy Crafting.
hugs Kimx


  1. Just fabulous Kim. Great way of transforming this frame and a ton of inspiration here too. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Buttons x

  2. Love your alterations on the frame Kim, great work.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  3. Truly gorgeous.... LOVE the dimension your die cuts provide under the tape.

  4. I got so caught up in the details of the frame, Kim, that I forgot to comment on the resist! It's lovely as well... thank you for sharing with us at Frilly & Funkie!

  5. great job, this is gorgeous!

    enjoy *~*

  6. I NEED SOME OF THAT FOIL TAPE! I've never seen it before! You are genius to think to cover this up. I would have just painted. So clever, and the Alcohol Ink totally transformed it into a vintage beauty! Love this! Your resist is gorgeous as well, and perfect for the sentiment! What a fabulous project! Thank you so much for playing along with us this fortnight at Frilly & Funkie!!!

  7. I love this technique I. Must have a go it looks like great fun. The frame is gorgeous :)

  8. Wonderful frame Kim. I love how you described all the beautiful things that you did to make it too. Perfect resist, I love it. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

  9. Wow! Kim, this altered frame is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful resist project! I will have to pick up some of that aluminum foil tape as I have a bunch of frames! Love this! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

  10. Amazing altered frame - the patina is just glorious - and love the resist technique inside too!!
    Alison x


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Hugs Kimx