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Chalkboard Flowers - Bundle - By Ian Rump-Smith

Chalkboard Flowers - Bundle - By Ian Rump-Smith | Craftmania

Hello Crafters....

I'm back with another MDF Blog as I'm seriously getting into this - the world of mixed media just opens so many doors to creativity :-)


This frame is part of a triple frame set that comes with the new Vintage Floral Bundle...

...and is just so easy to use.... Ok so let's get started.


Step 1

I took one of the frames from the triple pack, as I like the idea of stretching myself and doing different themes with the frames.



I picked one of the papers from the Bundle which was a double sided one called Hampton.

I cut a section off and covered the front of the frame with Modge Podge Glue or Decopatch Glue is ideal too.

I laid this onto the back of my paper. I then cut out the middle section with a border, so I could fold and glue the centre back.


Step 2

Next I started to snip, fold and glue the rest of the paper to the back of the frame.

I used a Bone Folder to help smooth the paper out on a flat surface, as this helps get rid of any bubbles.


Step 3

Once the paper is all folded and nice and neat, we need to create the centre.

The frame comes with the back frame centre and basically we reverse the paper (it's double sided) and stick and fold as before. This paper made me think of chalkboard and I love script paper :-)


Using Ultra Sticky Red Liner Tape around the back inside frame, then stick the back panel on.


Step 4

Now the main part is done.... however before the final stage, we need to attach something that will let you hang your frame on the wall once it is finished. These hand little embellishments are ideal.


Now the best tool for this is a Glue Gun, but if you don't have one of these then silicone glue would also work.

TIP - Only use silicone if you're prepared to wait as takes a few hours to set.

Turn your frame over and measure across the back to find the centre. I then glued the ring to the centre mark as in the photo.


Step 5

Now let get creative!

I cut various flowers and foliage in Foundations White Coconut Card for my frame, and used the following die sets and Distress Oxide Inks to colour.

(See Craftmania's List at the bottom of the page to see the products).


▪️Creative Expressions Pierced Collection - Daisy Blossoms

▪️Flower layers - Weathered Wood

▪️Foliage - Tumbled Glass


▪️Creative Expressions - Wings Of Wonder Collection - Cherry Blossoms

▪️Flower Layers - Tea Dye

▪️Foliage - Gathered Twigs


I used a Woodware's Shaping Pal Mat and Embossing Tools to give dimension to my flowers.


Using my hot Glue Gun, I added all my pieces to the front of my frame.

Have a play before gluing to see what looks good where... once it is stuck, it is stuck lol.

I added Creative Expressions Water Crystals and pearls to my flowers.



The last element I added to my project was one of the butterflies from Jamie Rodgers Die Set -

Creative Expressions Wings Of Wonder Collection - Butterflies.

I used the above Distress Oxide Inks to colour it.

And that's my project completed ...... I do hope you've enjoyed it.


Why not give it a try yourself and share with us on our Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania And Jamie Rodgers.

I will be back for another project using the same frame very soon


Take care all

Ian x


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Sep 18, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Love this Ian, so creative.

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