Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Faux Finishes & Progress

I am busy getting ready for a craft fair that is this weekend and busy fighting off the sinus infection and ear ache I just can't seem to get rid of!

I wanted to share a few of the little piles of goodies I am creating to sell at the show!

All packed up!
Key Fobs
Pretty Tissue Holders
Coin Purses w/ pearl snaps
I think they look so pretty all together!

Still more to come on my progress.....

On another note I wanted to share a fun faux finish technique I did on a frame I painted for a memo board.

First I started off with a plain wooden frame and painted it my desired color.

Then I choose another color for the accent.

I used this pretty felt trim from Heather Bailey's Scrap booking collection

Then I used a paint brush and painted the trim

(I used a paper plate to contain the mess)

Then lay the trim down on to the frame

Using a paper towel so you don't get the paint all over your

hand, then press lightly.

Lift off trim and you should have a print of the felt image on the frame.

Continue all around the frame until you get the look you want.

For mine I overlapped the images.

Now it is done!

Use to frame family photos or with my Framed memo board tutorial!

Here is a peek at what I will have in my frame!

Happy Crafting! Meg


Char @ Crap I've Made said...

LOVE that memo board frame!

MandMStudio said...

I love the key Fobs, Tissue Holders, Coin purses, they really do all look cute together, very cute. And the frame is just stunning, I have an old frame that could use a face lift: we'll see. :) I drowning in sewing projects right now.

Stacey said...

All your things look fab! I love the idea you have for the memo board frame! You are super clever.

Lala said...

Hi Meg!!! Wishing you lots of $ucce$$ at the craft show!!! You're ideas are so inspirational!!!

A tissue holder tutorial maybe??? We are Tissue FEENS in this house!

All your products are SUPER CUTE!!!

Lala :o)

Abby said...

Love your frame and all your goodies are so cute!

Mymsie said...

Pretty and I love all your yummy fabric!

sauchagirl said...

I will be trying that super cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

great idea!!!

Roxanne said...

I really loved the pink frame on Flickr with the yellow, green, and aqua accents. . .did you just put several colors of paint on the felt at one time?