My first step was to cover the Bella FrameFlourish with Prima Rust Effect Paste. I started with the dark brown color and covered the frame completely. Next, I used the less textured yellow to add some highlights. I finished up by blending the yellow with the dark orange heavily textured paste.
While the rust paste was drying, I distressed the edges of a 12x12 piece of pattern paper and covered it in a coat of clear gesso.
While that was drying, I picked out my background layers, distressed them, and cut the photo to size. Once it was dry, I sprayed the background with a gold shimmer spray and applied some pearl texture paste under the area where I would be placing the paper layers. Next, I stapled the background pieces together so that I could slide embellishments under them. I adhered that to the 12x12 paper, then added my photo, popped up with a layer of fun foam. I then adhered the rusted frame around the layers and photo. For texture, I tucked some pieces of cheesecloth that I had sprayed with a brown spray under the photo and around the frame. I also adhered the pattern paper to a 12x12 piece of white cardstock to help keep it from curling.
I chose a Tim Holtz Ideaology key for the top right corner of the page and used the same steps with the rust paste to distress it.
Lastly I embellished the layout around the left side of the frame and the top right corner to create three areas of interest drawing the eye towards the photo. I used various flowers, chipboard and leaves from the Prima Amber Moon line, twine, crystals, and sequins as embellishments.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and had a great crafty day!
I used the following Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts frame to complete this layout: Flourished Frame Bella