Made this watercolor picture frame inspired by canvas tutorial by Betsy Veldman.
I pretty much followed Betsy’s technique to the T, except that that first wet my entire base with a waterbrush to achieve nice blending(A tip I learnt from Jennifer Mcguire).
The base is Daler Rowney waltercolor cardstock. The frame was cut using MFT chalkboard border dies. It has 5 layers of 300 gsm ivory cardstock to give it sufficient depth.
I stamped the background using Gracious vases stamp set. One of the stems was manipulated into a curve to give more width to the image. I used Tim Holtz distress inks and Hero Arts neon yellow for the stamping purpose. I then ran a wet paint brush over the entire image to give it a watercolor look.
I then filled in the empty space with a diluted version of peacock feathers DI.
I then added some sequins in blue and silver, and closed the frame with a piece of acetate. I used tacky tape to secure the top most panels to the acetate and then the acetate to the bottom panels.
Hope you like what you see. I plan to make many more of these during the next weekend as friendship day gifts! 🙂