Retro Type Frame
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Make this mixed media retro home decor frame.
Themes: Alphabet & Number Sets
Sizzix Die(s) Used
- Sizzix Bigz Die – Retro Type
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
Other Supplies: Sentiment stamp, Paper Pad - Etcetera (Tim Holtz/idea-ology), Gray board, Gray card, Black and gray acrylic paint, Black gesso, Assorted Distress Oxide Inks, Postmark Stamp, Silver gilding wax, Square black frame 6” x 6”, Black and grey stamp Ink
- Die-cut two ‘Retrotype’ typewriters from gray board and trim away the roller/return lever away from the second die-cut using a craft knife.
- Paint both die-cuts with black gesso and once dry, apply a little gray acrylic using a dry brush technique.
- Strategically apply silver gilding wax to add contrast in key areas before mounting the two die-cuts together.
- Apply some Rusty Hinge and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink directly onto the face of a craft mat and spritz with clean water before blotting with a rectangle of gray card. Allow to dry and deepen the color around the edge with Black soot Distress Oxide Ink.
- Stamp the rectangle with the sentiment and add some postage mark detail with light gray ink.
- Slide the stamped rectangle into the typewriter and attach some 3-D adhesive foam pads to the rear.
- Cut a suitable piece of patterned card to size and insert into the black box frame before mounting the assembled typewriter.