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Altered Angel Shadow Frame

By Chris Stern / CS Designs

I have been collecting frames lately, especially shadow box type frames. I love being able to enclose things that have some dept to them and there are so many possibilities. I found this frame in a second hand store looking quite unloved and quickly snatched it up. 

While I was going through my Recycled Cards looking for just the right combination of colors for something else I found this Angel card, the face on it was rather disappointing so decided to yes you guessed it give it a face lift. I cut off all the excess of the card to make it fit inside the frame and then added a new face to it. The face is one of the designs from my soon to be released Simply Irresistible Series.  I colored the face with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless turpentine using paper stumps. I then squashed a bottle cap to frame the face and layered this over my Digital Stamp Design Striped Circle Petal Frame which I colored with markers.

This is not an elaborate alteration but it makes a rather calming piece which I can enjoy hanging in my art room. Sorry there are no photos of the before and after. I always get so wrapped up in the creative process that I forget to take photos until after I am either half way through or when I am already finished. I am definitely going to have to give this more consideration.

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  1. What a perfect way to repurpose a lovely card. The new face is just charming. xxD

  2. That's really nice. She looks so tranquill

  3. Love it, copy cat that I am also going to look for frames.....

  4. Beautiful face lift you gave the angel, I really like how you did this! =)
    Been looking at frames too recently!
    Hugs, Elenor

  5. Lovely creation!Your angel looks so sweet!

  6. This angel has such a feeling of peace about her. Lovely!


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