Sunday, 15 March 2009

Lasagne Frame


From this

To this

To this
This is one of my Canadian finds from Michaels, an unfinished 8" x 8" wooden frame for $1.50. I covered the frame with mod podge and let it dry. Using some cheap pasta sheets I broke them up and placed the pieces on the frame until I was happy with how they fitted together. I then stuck every piece down individually again using mod podge and when I'd stuck the last piece in place I gave the whole piece another coat of mod podge. When dry, I mixed silver and black acrylic dabber paint together as I wanted to create a pewter sort of colour, then I proceeded to paint the frame. When it was dry I thought it was a tad too dark and a bit harsh, so using a piece of cut n dry foam I painted a thin layer of pearl acrylic paint and gentley scuffed it over the frame. This has broken the colour up nicely. I just need to find a suitable photo to put in the middle now!!!
The original idea for this technique was discovered by our very own Sue, formerly of Paper Paradise. She actually wrote an article about this technique which was published in Simply Stamping craft magazine a few years ago. She stumbled across the idea whilst making a final piece of work for an exhibition for her City and Guilds Mixed Media Course about 8 years ago.

11 comments:

Ang C said...

it looks absolutely fantastic

Claireabelle said...

Wow! This is brill! I wondered where the lasagne came into it LOL Great technique, it looks stunning
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Hazel said...

lol at the pasta! It looks brilliant, though!

Mags said...

This is sooooooooooo cool Sam, another great way to use a "food" item in craft, along with egg shells! My family are sick to the back teeth of eggs now!!!! :) ;)

ARTful Wings said...

Absolutely love it - was only saying to Sue the other day that I've always admired the frame she made and that I was going to have a go. Great tutorial. Another shopping list - Mod Podge!!!! Polly xx

Ellen said...

brilliant and what a good find that frame. The lasagne has been waiting in my craftvan just for this , I think the effect is great.

LazyKay said...

Oh brill, it even looked good with the naked pasta on. I like how you've broken the colour up.

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Sue Abbott said...

You've made a fantastic job Sam. I'm pleased to have 'inspired you' Must have a play day soon!!!!!

Sue xxx

Minx said...

eggshells, pasta, whatever next, you totally inspire me :O) i love this piece x Oh BTW there's a little something on my blog for you x

Femmy said...

this looks great!!!

Tracey said...

I always loved this technique of Sue's, she has inspired so many people ! I think your version is fab and the colour is perfect, hope you are having a good week XXX

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