Wednesday, 22 April 2015

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 307

Hello fellow deskers and visitors, welcome to the What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday desk hop... for those unfamiliar with this blog adventure, please visit Julia Dunnit, our lovely host at and why not take a peek at some fabulous creative work spaces all listed there :)

I've been making progress with my decoupage photo frame project and have really enjoyed the papers and the process, albeit sticky!  First I painted the frame with a coat of white gesso, then I used PVA glue to attach the papers.  I sealed the frame with a coat of Decoupatch Ultra Matt Finish varnish.

Once everything had dried I die-cut a photo of my brother and his partner (the gift recipients) and attached this to the photo frame.   I selected the stamp pictures to represent some of the countries they've visited :)
I turned over to simply paint the reverse but couldn't leave it plain and simple, oh no!  Why not have a double-sided picture?!...So, I got carried away with Imagination Craft Chalkies paints (Agean and Soft Sage), Sparkle Medium glitter pastes (Sage Green, Gold Shine and Light Copper) and the birdcage stencil...

Having added drops of blending solution to the paints, I applied them using a brayer and brush and impatiently waited for it to dry - which thankfully wasn't long!  I used the purple low tack masking tape to secure the stencil and carefully spread over the pastes using a palette knife.  Et voilĂ !
Here's a close up, the glitter paste really sparkles:

Thank you for popping by :) and thanks for any messages - they make my day! :)

Wishing everyone a cheerful, sunny and happy WOYWW!!

Remember to Keep Calm and Craft!...

Angela x
Angel Greetings


  1. what a lovely gift
    thanks for sharing
    happy woyww have a great week
    Mrs. C.x #2

  2. That looks fantastic! Take care Zo xx 44

  3. A very cool frame and a lovely gift. I really like that your made it two sided so its not just boring on the back :) Thanks for sharing. Shel@PaperOctilloStudio #54

  4. Love the frame, thought it was real stamps to begin with and the back is lovely too.
    Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 30

  5. Very fun projects and work space.

    Hugs diane

  6. Very fun projects and work space.

    Hugs diane

  7. Fantastic work. I really like the frame idea and love your bird cage! :)

  8. WOW Angela that is an awesome frame and I will bet they will cherish it. Such a thoughtful gift! Thanks for visiting my desk earlier! Vickie #61

  9. Gorgeous photo frame - it's very effective, and I also love the shape of the cutout. The bird cage stencil is really pretty and looks fab in those beautiful sparkly pastes. Thanks so much for stopping by my desk and apologies that I'm so late getting round to visit people.
    Have a great week,
    Diana #31

  10. hey angela,
    Just found your angel greetings at the back of a card you sent finally found a way to get in touch !..hope you are well!!!....your web site and cards are amazing and hope it brings you lots of happiness doing something you love ......i know this a bit strange but lost my phone so lost your number (am still losing things at the grand age of 40!) if you feel like it maybe sent me an email email is .......or you can find me on facebook.....take care & hope to hear from you soon....viv x