Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feminine clay Rose photo frame

A month or so ago, I sat down and made a large tray of clay roses to have on hand for projects that I want to add embellishments onto. Photo frames always look nice to me with little roses in the corners. Adding the hand made roses lends such a personal touch to jazz up plain photo frames.

I found this antique frame at a tag sale last summer and it's been sitting and waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Sorry, I didn't take a before shot.

After sanding, priming and painting the frame, I added several of my hand made roses to one of the corners with E6000 and also a dab of hot glue. *E6000 takes a while to set up, so I use a little hot glue to hold items in place until the E6000 takes hold.

I used Sculpey clay for making the roses and then baked in the oven as directed on the package. Then I spray painted them with Rust-leum Heirloom White. They are almost the same color as the frame though just a little bit of difference in color to make them stand out a tiny bit.

Have you ever made clay roses?  This is the first time that I've used Sculpey clay, normally I use kiln-fired clay which is a lot more time consuming until you get the finished product. I have to admit, making these roses was a snap! They were fun and addicting to make. I can see more Sculpey clay projects in my future.

I've completed a lot of little projects lately, though with being busy with getting things done for my booth at the Antique Mall, I've not had a lot of time for posting. I hope to add a few more of my completed projects soon.

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  1. Very pretty frame. The roses make it look so shabby chic, I love it.

  2. I love the roses!! They really dress up this frame. I've never used clay before but I'm thinking I might have to get me some sculpey clay! Just the perfect touch:)


  3. Adorable :) Its lovely.. I make roses from Lamasha .. But colored ones !! THis mono colored ones are great too

  4. It looks beautiful! Love the roses, I've never done this but I'd sure like to find out how.
    Debbie :)

  5. Your clay roses are super cute :-) Have you ever dipped silk roses/flowers in plaster of paris and used those? Oh my gosh--- if you haven't, you should give it a try, they look so old world once they've set up.
    big hugs,

  6. Your frame transformation came out lovely.
    Thanks for that tip about using hot glue to hold things in place until the E6000 sets up. I never would have thought of that. I just stand there, holding it! ~~insert rolled eyes~~

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