I started by priming the frame with antique white acrylic paint, then figuring out which chipboard pieces and other embellishments I wanted to use and their placement. I then primed them with the same paint.
I added some stencilling with texture paste, then attached all the embellishments-I used white glue for the chipboard and hot glue for the flowers. I also added some drywall tape and one more coat of paint over the whole thing.
Before misting, I spongepainted the whole surface (including the embellishments)with white and light blue acrylic paints for some background variation.
Misting is fun! I just sprayed with pretty much every shade of blue I could find in my stash, adding a little more colour in some areas, until I was happy with the effect. I added turquoise microbeads to the heart and clear ones to the wings, and attached the large clear embellishments with hot glue. The quote banner was fussy-cut from patterned paper (unfortunately I'm not sure what line it's from) and popped up with dimensional Glue Dots.
The frame came without glass, so I just cut a piece of clear acrylic packaging to put over my photo, a "selfie" which I took about a year ago on my bestie's balcony. Thanks so much for stopping by; I hope you too have a fabulous best friend in your life like I do!
GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED
Steampunk Shape Set
Five petal flowers with flourishes-coming soon
Valentine shape set
OTHER ITEMS USED
Crafter's Workshop and Prima stencils
drywall tape microbeads
white glue, hot glue gun and Glue Dots