I'm not sure what process you use when you create, or if it's the same each time, but I tend to mix it up a little. In this case I knew I wanted to use the frame, and I wanted to use one of the Enamelz by Shimmerz. They come in various metal colors, and I chose Fake Bake. From there, I chose a photo. This is my niece, Macy, and I loved the monochromatic colors of the photo, so decided to go that direction with my layout, as well.
After priming the frame with gesso, it is covered with a couple of coats of embossing powder, distress ink, mist, paint and then stamped with Staz-on. After numerous layers and several drying periods with the heat gun, this chipboard held up so well!
After my layout was complete, I gave the entire project a light covering of Forever Red Perfect Pearls, which blended the colors just like I wanted to. Here's how it turned out:
Here you can see how the Perfect Pearls adds just a bit of shimmer to the flowers
and helps blend the colors.
I love the way the frame turned out.
No wonder it's the signature product of Blue Fern Studios!