Friday, 14 February 2014

Victorian Frame and Easel A Gina's Design Team Project

Hello Friends and Happy Valentines Day! Today I'm sharing my altered Victorian Frame & Easel.  I just love this Frame set, it really harkens back to the time when photography was just starting to come into its own. The photo I chose for the center is a copy of a vintage one taken back in 1887, the name on the back of the photo was "Aunt Emma" so that is what I call this lovely lady.
I embossed all around the frame, and used Gilders Paste to give the effect of aged copper. I added some metal copper corners to add to the metallic look.
The bottom left corner of the frame has some of Gina's Feathery Flourish Pieces, which I embossed and then layered on some two toned burgundy and tan roses to complete the look.

Above is the front of the easel. I have gone over it with gesso, then used Gilders Paste in 2 different colors to give a worn metal look. I layered on some vintage laces, a metal Love embellishment in bronze, velvet ribbon, flowers and  a crochet button. I have also added a gorgeous metal peacock to the side of the Love frame.
You can see more of the Feathery Flourish there, which I embossed with the same colour as the other pieces on the frame.

Above is a close up of some of the Steampunk Angel Wings from the  Dressform and Wing Set on the top right, and an applique and flower from my stash.  
Below is a photo of the Easel you receive in the set. You can see how I distressed it to give it a worn look. The frame just sits nicely on top of it.

I hope you like my project today and thanks so much for stopping by!

Gina's Designs Items Used

Other items used
Stampendous Embossing powders in Aged Copper, Aged Silver and Shabby White
Making Memories Love Frame
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Lace and Applique from my stash
Metal corners from ButterBeeScraps


  1. oh wow,this is simply stunning,the detail is just fantastic,love this too bits,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  2. Hi Cheryl! Thank you so very much! I really had fun making this, it was kind of a labor of love, I hope I did the lady justice! hugs, Kim xx