Winter Frame

by Sheri Willshire

Alter a frame by painting and adding layered poinsettias or other die cuts.


  • Wooden Frame
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Ranger Distress Crackle Paint
  • Versamark, or other embossing ink pad
  • Stampendous Frantage
  • Foam Brush
  • Spellbinders Poinsettia Die
  • Distress Ink
  • Ink Blending Tool, or sponge
  • Craft Glue
  • Heat Embossing Tool
  • Cardstock


  1. Step 1

    Apply two coats of base paint. Set aside to dry

    Choose a color that you will want to see through the crackle effect.

  2. Step 2

    Apply Distress Crackle Paint liberally. Set aside overnight to dry.

  3. Step 3

    Cut and emboss cardstock wit a die cutting machine and Spellbinders Poinsettia Dies.

  4. Step 4

    To provide dimension, ink the cut out shapes with Distress Ink and Ink Blending Tool.

  5. Step 5

    With heat embossing tool, Versamark Pad apply Stamependous Frantage .

  6. Step 6

    Assemble Poinsettia with craft glue.

  7. Step 8

    Adhere poinsettias to frame with glue gun along with any other embellishments. Print out picture to frame.

    Image shown is from The Graphics Fairy.

  8. Step 9

    Place image into frame and enjoy!


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Winter Frame. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous. I have a gazillion old frames, what a wonderful way to recycle and end up with something fantastic. Thank you so much Sheri.
Susie Williams  |  Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Sheri--What a lovely job! I know this is a silly question, but I have to ask--where did you get the beautiful bird pictures? Thanks for the inspiration!
Michele Jacques  |  Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Michele, the image is from The Graphics Fairy and thank you so much ladies!! smile
Sheri  |  Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM
that is beautiful my granddaughter would love so I will give it a try thank you.
Lee Gysberts  |  Sun Nov 9, 2014 at 2:22 PM

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