Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day Frame

Jaime sent me this photo of her, Dillon and Nai Nai on Easter Sunday.  It's been about 4 years since I did a frame for her so I thought it was time for an update.

The frame is raw chipboard coated with gesso and then several coats of watercolor.  I finished it off with a coating of Crystal Effects (from Stampin' Up! but very much the same as Ranger's Glossy Accents.)  I wanted a shiny surface.  I just love how the watercolors look.  This technique is from Wilna Furstenberg's Art class at Two Peas.

This was a great place to use some Prima flowers - both paper and the resin ones that are a bit sharp for scrapbook pages.  The gems are from Kaiser.

The sentiment is a Jewish proverb I found on-line:  "God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."

Speaking of art classes, I'm taking a new one from Christy Tomlinson called Behind the Art which is so in depth. There is a ton of material.  I just started it last week.  It is the perfect class for someone like me who is new to mixed media and very confused about what products to use and how to use them.  She shows all that.  Here are the details on the class in her blog post.

Hopefully I'll have a project to share on that in a few days. In the meantime, I'll have a couple of new pages and videos this week including one using nail polish - but not on your nails.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Lovely frame! It's great seeing your artsy projects.

  2. This is such a sweet frame.
    Great photo and I like those resin flowers, so pretty :)

  3. Lisa, check out some swirlydoo vids on youtube.. very cool techniques like making your own texturing paste! Love this frame and the sentiment and how you applied it! Gorgeous job... I love your blog :) Kathi

  4. how cute... such a pretty frame!! you always do some artsy stuff and i'm jealous!!

  5. Gorgeous! I love the colours and the dimension the frame has. The butterflies, for example, are fab.


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