Sunday, August 25, 2013

Altered Photo Frame

Hey, my dear blog friends, hope you all had a great summer. I just came back from Alaska
last night and I am so glad I was there when Dallas almost hit 100 degrees. I've already
missed the cool weather and those glaciers in Alaska.

This week, at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we are having a dotty challenge
-- From polka dots to spotted papers or embossed dot cardstock, we invite you to get
dotty with us.

I've been enjoying playing with beads and wires, so this week I decided to alter a
photo frame that I don't use anymore to a tray for my bead collection and accessories.

This is a 5" X 7" white photo frame. To show some contrast color through the cracks,
I dabbed the Adirondack Acrylic Paint in Espressso color on the background then
applied Distress Crackle paint after the acrylic paint was dry.


 To make the dotty pattern I dabbed the frame with Ranger Paint Dabber in green
 and sequin waste. I also made some more dotty pattern using
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder on the background.

The Prima Flowers were covered with Ranger UTEE using Ranger Melting Pot
berfore they were glued on the frame. Here are some more detail photos.

 Supply List:
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint PICKET FENCE White Opaque
Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabber LETTUCE Acrylic Green

Hope you all will join this challenge as Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50
gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. We'd
also love to see you and your project being featured on our designer spotlight
on Friday post.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Meihsia ^_^ 


  1. Your altered frame turned into a tray is so cute. Love that idea! Your step by step pictures are wonderful...really shows all of your easy to understand techniques. I love the polka dots you added to the exterior of the frame and those pedestal feet look really cool. <3 Candy

  2. Love those dots and the crackle! The charms and beaded baubles are wonderful on the inside as well!

  3. really cute altered box, I love the way you altered the corners and the flowers

  4. Fabulous altered frame, turning it into a tray is a great idea and I love how you incorporated the dots. Great way to house the special jewellery pieces. Gorgeous flowers too. Tracy x

  5. Well done, Meihsia!! Love the step by step tutorial for the photo frame! You vintage design frame is so gorgeous! I particularly like how you used the stencil! Thank you for stopping by my blog today:)

  6. Beautiful jewelery box! I love the way you embellished the top :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. Beautiful project! I just love that crackle paint!

  8. What a fun project! I love the dots! Your trinkets on the inside are so fun to look at too!

  9. What an extreme change up from Alaska to Dallas! :) Sounds like you had a lovely visit. Love your dotty frame with the beautiful flowers and fancy legs! Beautiful project!

  10. This ia an absolutely brilliant make over, loooove trays, the feet are gorgeous, love the honeycomb and crackle, and I loooooove all those goodies inside, its been a pleasure and a very inspirational visit, thanks for sharing and hope you have a great week, and thanks for your visit.... Big hugs..

  11. this is so clever! I want to make one!

  12. Oh my Meihsia! What an awesome altered frame! Love the stenciled polka dots and all the fun crystals! Those flowers are gorgeous!

  13. This is such a fun way to alter a photo frame! I love how you distressed the metal feet!

  14. Beautiful!! I love how you did the frame and embellishing looks really nice.
    Welcome back to the heat!
    Hugs Kelly

  15. What a great idea to make a frame into a tray! Love the paint treatment, cracks and great dots. Lovely flowers and painted feed too. It sounds like you had a really nice trip!!

  16. You're such a creative lady! I like how you transformed this frame into something totally different - and what a decorative and useful item it is!

  17. This is so cool! I never would've thought to put the Tim Holtz metal feet on the bottom of an open-faced box like that. And I was so pleased to see that you're a fellow bead fan! Love the combo of elements. Girl- you always surprise me with your creativity! And hey- I'm jealous of your Alaska trip! Isn't it gorgeous there? Soaring eagles and dreamy blue ice!

  18. How beautiful and creative of you Meihsia!
    You are such a wonderful inspiration!
    Thank You!!

  19. What a fun gorgeous project! Love the altered photo frame and the beautiful crackle! Hugs, Sandra

  20. I thought you covered it with paper, wonderful to see that you hand spotted it with a stencil. I love the way this turned out and you've repurposed an old frame with new life and an active roll in supporting your hobby of crafting...awesome!
    hugs to you,
    Lisa x

  21. WOW, this is fabulous, Meihsia! I love the colors & all the wonderful details. Beautifully done!

  22. Beautiful textures and colors. The embellishments are fabulous. :)

  23. Oooh, I love this project Meihsia. The dots and color are fantastic and love how you filled the inside it. :) Hugs

  24. Another wonderful project Meihsia!
    You are the Queen of Home Decor ;)