Thursday, April 29, 2010

altered mini frames and Marie matchboxes x 3

Morning ladies well my last Queen's matchbox swap for The Scrap artist within is finally done it's the top photo, first I used one of the frames I had altered in the morning and then used a contact image transfer which I have then layered onto fabric. I've then added that to one of those little small sheer drawstring bags for something different, have to say this is my favourite and I want to keep it, but alas it will be going to either Maree, Lou or Ngaire lol.....
Now yesterday I had some cheap little frames that were silver that I wanted to see if I could do something different with it, so first I soaked the three frames in the rust technique this actually stripped it and they turned out nearly black which I didn't mind, then had a play with some gesso, alcohol inks, perfect pearls and some clear utee.

I have used one on my round robin this one was just altered with gesso, distress inks and Heirloom gold perfect pearls.... I also dusted it again with some of the green patina.
Right just a short post this morning it's Thursday so it's grocery detail for me as well as a trip to the post office have a wonderful day everyone...

6 comments:

Ngaire said...

I really like your matchboxes! They are gorgeous! I cant wait to get one in the mail!

maree said...

One word YUMMO.. can't wait to get mine

debi said...

Your frames and matchboxes are beautiful Maria! Love, love them!

Paper Paradise said...

I am in awe at these beautiful feminine boxes. It;s great how you altered the mini frames. Just gorgeous. x

scrappin' girl said...

These are wonderful Maria!!!!!

ann said...

Love the altered frames and the matchboxes are super gorgeous