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« on: May 07, 2012 11:58:02 PM »

Hello! I'm sure this has been done before but i was actually inspired by all the picture frames i've been making out of shells lately. I collected these rocks at a waterfall in northern Thailand where I live.

The finished project, complete with blind line dinosaur picture:

The making of:

Materials included: Elmer's glue, rocks, cardboard paper, scissors, and paint. (regular paper and pens for drawings)

1. cut shape of cardboard and glue on rocks, then cover with a coating of elmer's (this helps the rocks take the paint better and makes everything more secure.

2. Paint white

3. Paint blue

4. Add crystal shiny rocks (not sure what kind of rocks these little guys are, if anyone knows please share)

this one shows the shininess better

5. Add picture (first i did one of a waterfall, then switched to the dinosaur)

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012 02:45:48 AM »

I love your drawing style and the frame has such wonderful texture too.

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012 11:09:15 AM »

Such a creative idea! The drawings are cute also.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012 12:30:47 PM »

Haha, I totally thought those rocks were naturally blue and I was like, "Those are amazing, I want those!" Whew, glad I can make them myself Wink Cute project.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012 05:46:01 PM »

haha- i'm sure you could find blue rocks in a store someplace- but yeah- that's just good old fashioned acrylic- really cheap acrylic at that- it looks totally different if you don't put a layer of elmer's (or modge podge or somthing alike) down first because the pores in the rocks suck up the color.

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012 05:38:49 PM »

that frame does rock! i love the bright blue. and the clear stones really make it stand out. great job!  Smiley

« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012 06:01:09 AM »

It's hard to tell what kind of rocks the shiny ones are.
Are they kind of flat and flaky?  If so they look like Mica.

If they're solid and see through, I'd go with quartz.

Hard to tell though from the picture.
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012 01:16:11 PM »

They look like mica to me!

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012 05:02:52 PM »

I dig the color blue, and the lil bit of bling, soo cool. Whats the back made of?

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