How to Make a Chic Shabby Foiled Frame for Mother's Day

tami sanders * paper crafter shares a simple technique for adding foil accents to your projects using Designer Foils from Clearsnap and glue. the technique was used on a frame for Mother's Day.

How to Make a Chic Shabby Foiled Frame for Mother's Day
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{following steps done on a wood piece instead of frame for demo} paint frame with 2 coats of Mango Izink, then 2 coats of Opaline, letting paint dry in between coats.

{following steps done on a wood piece instead of frame for demo} paint frame with 2 coats of Mango Izink, then 2 coats of Opaline, letting paint dry in between coats.

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lay stencil at desired angle over frame and tape down to work surface.

lay stencil at desired angle over frame and tape down to work surface.

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apply thin lines of glue in design of stencil.

apply thin lines of glue in design of stencil.

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use paintbrush to begin spreading glue into designs on stencil. work carefully to avoid getting glue under stencil.

use paintbrush to begin spreading glue into designs on stencil. work carefully to avoid getting glue under stencil.

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remove stencil and set frame aside to dry.

remove stencil and set frame aside to dry.

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you'll know when glue is dry as it will turn from white to clear.

you'll know when glue is dry as it will turn from white to clear.

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place Designer Foil sheet, silver side down, on top of glued design; rub firmly to transfer film.

place Designer Foil sheet, silver side down, on top of glued design; rub firmly to transfer film.

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you should be able to see the design in the foil if you have rubbed hard enough.

you should be able to see the design in the foil if you have rubbed hard enough.

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remove sheet to reveal the transferred foil.

remove sheet to reveal the transferred foil.

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if you missed a spot, just find an area on the Designer Foils sheet with foil left, place over spot and rub. you can use the WHOLE sheet of foil.

if you missed a spot, just find an area on the Designer Foils sheet with foil left, place over spot and rub. you can use the WHOLE sheet of foil.

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here is what the gold foil looks like on the frame.

here is what the gold foil looks like on the frame.

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flowers were inked with a touch of peach using ColorBox Peach Pastel Cats Eye Ink.

flowers were inked with a touch of peach using ColorBox Peach Pastel Cats Eye Ink.

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the flowers and buttons were adhered using Tombo Mono Adhesive Liquid and Adhesive Tabs. some of the buttons that had uneven buttons were adhered using Foam Tape.

the flowers and buttons were adhered using Tombo Mono Adhesive Liquid and Adhesive Tabs. some of the buttons that had uneven buttons were adhered using Foam Tape.

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adhesives used to adhere flowers and buttons.

adhesives used to adhere flowers and buttons.

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vintage lace was used to add loops behind some flowers as well as to portions of the frame. baker's twine,  in a soft yellow was used to add a bow to upper corner.

vintage lace was used to add loops behind some flowers as well as to portions of the frame. baker's twine, in a soft yellow was used to add a bow to upper corner.

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flowers, buttons and lace loops adhered to frame at lower left and upper right.

flowers, buttons and lace loops adhered to frame at lower left and upper right.

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baker's twine bow added to upper right corner.

baker's twine bow added to upper right corner.

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some lace was used to fill in open spot at top of frame.

some lace was used to fill in open spot at top of frame.

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Banana Custard Pigment Ink was applied using Stylus & Tips to tint a piece of white cardstock. then butterflies were stamped using Dune Pigment Ink over the cardstock.

Banana Custard Pigment Ink was applied using Stylus & Tips to tint a piece of white cardstock. then butterflies were stamped using Dune Pigment Ink over the cardstock.

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the inked and stamped cardstock piece was cut to size and adhered to the frame backing.

the inked and stamped cardstock piece was cut to size and adhered to the frame backing.

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the overlay was made using Clear Inkjet Computer Grafix and Word. it was cut to size to fit over the paper covered frame backing.

the overlay was made using Clear Inkjet Computer Grafix and Word. it was cut to size to fit over the paper covered frame backing.

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the inked and stamped paper with the overlay on top when inserted into frame.

the inked and stamped paper with the overlay on top when inserted into frame.

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finished frame all ready to be gifted to mom! --- tami sanders * paper crafter --- www.tamisanders.com

finished frame all ready to be gifted to mom! --- tami sanders * paper crafter --- www.tamisanders.com

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