Hi Everyone! Tara here, I am super excited to share this project with you! I absolutely love summer time and the beach so this altered frame is just my style! This is a quick photo of the frame before I altered it. Yes, its definitely drab but I saw major potential. I picked this frame up at a local garage sale for fifty cents (Yay! Go me!)


NOW! Here is the After!20150602_150046-1-2

First, I prepped the entire frame with a few heavy coats of gesso, using a sponge dabber instead of a regular paint brush to add some extra texture. Then I went over the entire piece with modeling paste, spreading a very thick messy layer to add super dimension!

20150602_150146-2While the paste was still wet I added in some of my embellishments, seashells, fish netting, clear and blue gems, Wooden Boat Wheel, resin seahorse, burlap strips, cheesecloth, a metal anchor, chipboard Grass Set, star fish and a glass vial.


I went over all my embellishments with a light coat of gesso. Then sprayed over them with some glimmer mists, in crushed seashells, woven burlap, stone, sand and sunshine. Lastly, I added my title, “Freedom” from the Journey Word Set. I went over the chipboard word with my sunshine and sand Glimmer Mists.

20150602_150244-2I hope you all enjoy this beachy themed altered frame! Maybe you can gain some inspiration for all your summer projects! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Creative Embellishments Product List;

Wood Boat Wheel

Grass Set

Journey Word Set