I am having an awesome time with my Cricut Imagine and altering dollar store picture frames.
This frame is 5x7 it was brown with gold on the edges
I rag painted it white and then with fine sand paper I sanded lightly on the gold edges
so it would look old and antiquish.
Using Imagine More Cards I cut the pretty picture frames at 3 1/5 inches
in layers..I used Lace Stickles around the edges of the frame
and as dots on the scalloped frame..and also on the roses.
The paper is also from Imagine More Cards and embossed
with swiss dots and antique red ink.I used 2 gold heart brads and
liked the way it looked without the glass.
Instructions for antiquing the picture frame:
picture frame size your choice mine is 5x7
paint color of your choice I used white
fine sand paper I used p100
my frame is 5 x7 brown with a gold trim I got it at the dollar store
paint your frame with a nice coat of paint to cover
some streaking is ok because in the end you want
it to look old
I mainly just wanted some of my gold to show through
so I used sand paper and sanded some paint off the gold trim.
You could however use a darker base coat such as black or brown
and use a crackle coat then your top color to have another
amazing antiqued effect.
At this point I assemble my Cricut cuts and embellish as I see the need..
this project had an amazing effect with old pics of my parents when they were 17 years old
hope this info is helpful for you Happy Crafting