How to Altered Prima Frame by Monica Downing

by Art Anthology

Flutter By Butterfly Altered Prima Frame by Monica Downing using Art Anthology products and Heartfelt Creations die and stamps. Follow along and make your own.


  • 1 Prima Metal Frame
  • 1 Art Anthology Colorations Spray Waimea Bay
  • 1 Art Anthology Colorations Spray Grape Soda
  • 1 Art Anthology Colorations Spray Studio Blue
  • 1 Art Anthology Colorations Spray Gorious
  • 1 Art Anthology Colorations Spray Gold
  • 1 Art Anthology Colorations Spray
  • 1 Art Anthology Colorations Spray Sandcastle
  • 1 Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Paint-Leat
  • 1 Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Paint-Shamrock
  • 1 Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley Die
  • 1 Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley Stamp Set
  • 1 Staz On Black Ink
  • 1 Black Embossing Powder
  • 1 Flower Garden
  • 1 Chipboard Time Piece
  • 1 White Ink
  • 1 DecoArt Metallic Lustre Champagne Ice
  • 1 Scrapbook Paper of your choice
  • 1 Printable of your choice
  • 1 Hot Glue Gun
  • 1 Heat Gun
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First grab your Art Anthology Colorations Sprays in Grape Soda, Studio Blue, Waimea Bay, and Glorious. Then grab a piece of white cardstock.

    Step 2

    Mist your cardstock with Waimea Bay, Grape Soday, Glorious, then Studio Blue. Also mist a bit of the Glorious up at the top. Dry with your heat gun

    Step 3

    After it's dry, grab your white ink, and using the dropper just fling some white ink on the cardstock you just misted with color. After this dries, spray the entire piece with Art Anthology Gold spray

    Step 4

    Using the Heartfelt Creations cling stamp and Black Staz On, stamp the image onto the paper 2 times. Cover withe black embossing powder and heat set using your heat gun

    Step 5

    Here is a close up of the butterflies after they have been stamped and embossed. Cut the paper to fit your die cutting machine and line up the die with the stamped image and run through the machine.

    Step 6

    Here is a picture of the butterflies after they have been run through the die. As you can see I also did some in shades of orange and red. I will use these in another project (so stay tuned)

    Step 7

    Using the piece that came in the back of the Prima Frame, trace the shape onto the scrapbook paper you have chosen for the background piece on your project, then cut it out and glue it into place.

    Step 8

    I misted the paper with Art Anthology Gold spray and it gave it such a beautiful gold sheen.

    Step 9

    After I misted with the Gold I splattered some Studio Blue on the background paper by unscrewing the mister from the bottle and just using the end.

    Step 10

    Apply Art Anthology Shamrock to the entire outside and inside of the Prima Frame. Once that dries, go over some areas with Art Anthology in Leaf. It's translucent so you can still see some blue.

    Step 11

    Print and cut your printable to the size you want. I did mine 4x6 and rounded the corners. I then misted it with Art Anthology Mist in Gold.

    Step 12

    I used this old foam brad holder and glued it to the back of the printable to pop it out from the background piece. You can use layers of cardboard or just about anything as a base for your printable

    Step 13

    Glue your printable to the background paper. I offset mine to the left because I knew I wanted the flowers on the right side. You can do it however you want. :)

    Step 14

    I cut the flowers that I wanted to use from the garland, then wired them together and glued them onto the right side of the frame with hot glue. I cut some longer flowers and glued them in as well

    Step 15

    The flowers were a little brighter than I wanted them, so I sprayed them with Art Anthology Spray in Sandstone. It toned them down and gave them a vintage look.

    Step 16

    I added the longer flowers on the left. Cut my chipboard time piece in half and glued it in place with hot glue. I then added all of those beautiful butterflies. I used hot glue to adhere them as well

    Step 17

    I added some moss to the bottom of the frame. I added my quote. I also used the Metallic Lustre on the chipboard pieces and randomly on the metal frame. I then sprayed the entire piece in Gold.

    Step 18

    Here is a close up of the flowers and butterflies. I really love how this project came out and I cant wait to use my other butterflies on another project.