Shabby Chic Polymer Clay Frame for Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 days of Christmas Day 3 – Polymer Clay Giveaway

For my handmade gift I really wanted a “year round useful” type of gift….so I thought, “Why not do up a quick and easy photo frame!”  For the base of my project I used a dollar frame that I bought at the local craft store…I often stock up on two or three different sizes and styles when I see they are in stock so I have them on hand for projects just such as this! I used less than a block of Sculpey Oven Bake Clay to cover the top surface of the frame, then I stamped right into the clay using  two FABULOUS stamps by Inky Antics: Retro Dot Wallpaper & Retro Dot Background  which you can find ON THIS PAGE.

After the frame was then baked and cooled, I applied a quick splash of Deco Art Acrylic Craft Paint in Buttermilk, allowed that to dry and then lightly sanded to distress the surface and bring out the details.  I hot melt glued on just a touch of ribbon to both sides and then tied a sheer double loop bow using the Bow Easy (also available through Inky Antics!) for embellishment.

 

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Creating handmade gifts can be both cost effective and very personal.  All in all I have less than four dollars into this gift…and if I were to make more the price per gift goes down because I really used a very small amount of the bottle of paint! A VERY AFFORDABLE gift that you could easily recreate in any color scheme/style you like. I personally love the shabby/country look….and this frame isn’t going anywhere…I am keeping it, as a gift to myself! LOL

 

The 12 days of Christmas Day 3 – Polymer Clay Giveaway  leave a comment on this post.

 

Yesterdays winner is Debra Rosemarino.

 

One thought on “Shabby Chic Polymer Clay Frame for Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas

  1. Oh I see my name- very exciting! Keri, I love your frame- I love giving pictures and frames as gifts but I have never made one completely covered in clay – but now I am going to!

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