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Easy Mixed Media Project
Today, I’m sharing an interesting DIY Altered Picture Frame tutorial in few easy steps.

Posted by Ann G. from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India • Published See Ann G.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Create A Mixed Media Altered Picture Frame In 5 Easy Steps! - Step 1
    Step 1

    I’m altering a wooden picture frame and I’ve assembled a few knick-knacks to go on this mixed media project.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Create A Mixed Media Altered Picture Frame In 5 Easy Steps! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Compose the elements on the frame and adhere them using a strong glue.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Create A Mixed Media Altered Picture Frame In 5 Easy Steps! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint a coat of black gesso all over the frame to make it jet black and let dry.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Create A Mixed Media Altered Picture Frame In 5 Easy Steps! - Step 4
    Step 4

    This step is all about playing with colors. My goal is to achieve a vintage distressed appearance and I’ve used various shades of tinted metallic paints to highlight elements.

  • How to make a frame / photo holder. Create A Mixed Media Altered Picture Frame In 5 Easy Steps! - Step 5
    Step 5

    After some experimentation with metallic paints – this is the final result!
    The last step is to apply a coat of varnish to the project.

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