How to Make a Foil Accented Frame for Valentine's Day

bling up plain chipboard letters using Design Adhesives and Designer Foils from Clearsnap. then use the letters to accent a pretty frame that is perfect for Valentine's Day, Wedding or Anniversary.

How to Make a Foil Accented Frame for Valentine's Day
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use paintbrush to apply a mix of Opaline Izink with a little bit of Tulip to chipboard letters. set letters aside to dry COMPLETELY.

use paintbrush to apply a mix of Opaline Izink with a little bit of Tulip to chipboard letters. set letters aside to dry COMPLETELY.

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once chipboard letters are dry, apply French Swirl Design Adhesives to them. it's easier if you cut the sheets to approximate size of letter before applying.

once chipboard letters are dry, apply French Swirl Design Adhesives to them. it's easier if you cut the sheets to approximate size of letter before applying.

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apply Plum Crazy Designer Foil over letters and burnish on with your finger or a bone folder. move sheet around letter until the designs have been completely foiled.

apply Plum Crazy Designer Foil over letters and burnish on with your finger or a bone folder. move sheet around letter until the designs have been completely foiled.

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finished letters.

finished letters.

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use Plum Pigment ink, applied using Stylus & Tip to distress edge of letters.

use Plum Pigment ink, applied using Stylus & Tip to distress edge of letters.

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distressed letter.

distressed letter.

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use Amethyst Izink mixed with a bit of Opaline to paint frame.

use Amethyst Izink mixed with a bit of Opaline to paint frame.

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then mix a little Opaline with Tulip Izink and apply lightly around frame to add some highlights.

then mix a little Opaline with Tulip Izink and apply lightly around frame to add some highlights.

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"red" highlights added to frame.

"red" highlights added to frame.

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painted frame. set aside to dry.

painted frame. set aside to dry.

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use Burlap Pigment Ink applied using Stylus & Tip to distress edges of frame. set aside to dry COMPLETELY.

use Burlap Pigment Ink applied using Stylus & Tip to distress edges of frame. set aside to dry COMPLETELY.

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closeup of distressed edge of frame.

closeup of distressed edge of frame.

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apply portions of Ornate Border Design Adhesives around frame.

apply portions of Ornate Border Design Adhesives around frame.

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burnish Silver Fog foil over designs.

burnish Silver Fog foil over designs.

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foiled area of frame.

foiled area of frame.

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frame with foiling finished.

frame with foiling finished.

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insert photo in frame and then adhere foiled letters along bottom.

insert photo in frame and then adhere foiled letters along bottom.

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adhere small rose to center of small heart in "love".

adhere small rose to center of small heart in "love".

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trim ends of beaded hoops, then adhere in upper right corner of frame.

trim ends of beaded hoops, then adhere in upper right corner of frame.

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add bow of silver cording.

add bow of silver cording.

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then arrange and adhere flowers.

then arrange and adhere flowers.

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finished frame. ***  you can find more inky projects on the Clearsnap Blog: http://blog.clearsnap.com/ *** and find me at tami sanders * paper crafter: http://tamisanders.com/

finished frame. *** you can find more inky projects on the Clearsnap Blog: blog.clearsnap.com/ *** and find me at tami sanders * paper crafter: tamisanders.com/

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