Altered Halloween Frame Tutorial by Patricia Roebuck

Patricia Roebuck shares my love for Halloween and I am so excited to share her altered frame with you today along with step-by-step instructions!

Patricia Roebuck
Supplies: Grainy Goodness Paper (366049) – Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste,
Fascinating Friends Paper (366165) – Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party, Ticket to Ride
Paper (366039) – Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste, Black: Textured Cardstock 12×12
(AM710-82), Maple Bar Paper (35879) – Pumpkin Patch, Black Licorice Paper
(35874) – Pumpkin Patch, Screenprinted Clothespins (97150) – Halloween, Star
Stickers (97140) – Halloween, 6×6 Patterned Paper (97144) – Halloween, Glitter
Glue Set (27420) – ZAZZ!, Transparent Letter Stickers (366064) – Amy Tangerine
Cut & Paste, Glitter Paper (71634) – POW!, Glitter Foam Thickers (53422) –
Boho, Wood Veneer Tags (366072) – Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste, Decorative
Tape (97139) – Halloween, Foam Dots (61709) – This to That, Spiderweb by
Silhouette, Silhouette Halloween Stripe Bow, Design ID #32613

1) The first step is a video showing you how I
turned photos of my family into silhouette shapes. And then turning the jpeg image into a cut
file to cut with the Silhouette die cutting machine. The instructions for creating Silhouettes came
from Amy at Positively Splendid

2) Gather your silhouette shapes and supplies.


3) Paint the outside of the frame. It will dry quickly.


4) Using
a baby wipe and black paint, brush and smear in areas all around the frame to
bring out the detail and give it shadows. Get creative with how you apply it… use brush strokes to give areas a
more weathered, streaked look. I used
very little paint… and little goes a long way with black or any very dark


5) Use
a wood veneer tag from Cut & Paste to mask and dab the same color used for
the first layer. This will really give
the frame an old, distressed look. This
will take a little longer to dry because the dabs of paint are thicker.


6) After the paint is dry enough, go around the
cut outs on the frame and add some sparkle using ZAZZ!  You will want to use your finger to spread it


7) Using
Mod Podge on the bottom, measure and adhere the patterned paper and apply
another coat of Mod Podge on top. Dip
your finger in the Mod Podge to work out any bubbles.


8)  Adhere washi tape on the inside sides of the
frame, pressing it into the corners until you have covered the inside


9) Fussy cut frames
from patterned paper. Using a
non-stick mat or wax paper, put a few marks from the Gelatos on it. Then dip a water brush into the Gelatos (or paint brush and cup of water) and paint the frames.


10) Add stitching to the
frames, but do not trim the excess strands. This adds to the “Halloween” feel of the project.


11) Cut out out spider webs from patterned paper
and adhere with Mod Podge to the corners of the inside of the frame. Then apply a coat of Mod Podge to the entire
frame to seal it. It will look white,
but will dry clear.


12) After the Mod Podge has dried, adhere the
frames, leaving the edges to curl up. Then adhere two foam dots to the silhouettes for extra dimension and


13) Cut out a bow and skull from patterned paper
and glitter paper. Cover the wood veneer
banner with paper and paint the edges black with your finger. Then adhere it with hot glue to the frame. 


14) Add any other final details and embellishments to the frame to
finish it off.  


Such a unique and personal project to decorate your home for Halloween or give as a gift!

Patricia has been on a roll making things to liven up her home for the spookiest of holidays and they just have to be shared here too!




Make sure to check out Patricia's blog to see how to make all of these creations and more!