Saturday, 22 September 2018

Balloon Time with Tips and Tricks by Kerstin

Hello crafty friends!

The time is right for another inspiration with a new amazing multi-frame from Calico Craft Parts.

There are a lot of beautiful multi-frames on a variety of themes, such as Steampunk, Autumn, Halloween and others.

You can use them on all flat surfaces as photo frame, for sayings or to display special ephemera. I was inspired to create a new (old) shadow frame. I love the vintage style with a touch of steampunk, so my aim was to create a weathered and stained look. My friends know that I have a liking for 3D effects, because they always create their own liveliness and mood.

I used these Calico Craft Parts products:

  1. use the frame as template
  2. cut the same piece 4 times, one as base
  3. other three parts are folded once in the middle and glued to the folding edge on the base part 
  4. paint cut edges with silver metal wax

Voila, the 3D effect is finished :-)

some details

Thanks for your visit!
Happy weekend!


  1. What a beautifully assembled piece, Kerstin! I love your dimensional balloons with the cool designer papers you chose. I love the colour scheme and the beautiful texture you have achieved...well, I love love love the whole thing actually. lol

    Claudia xxx

  2. I agree with Claudia in loving everything about this original and intriguing piece - so much to see and love! All the details are brilliant and the backgrounds are fabulous. I really love the effects you've achieved. xx

  3. So exciting to see what's in each compartment - sometimes dimensional, sometimes just some eerie inky effects - beautiful. Love those balloons!
    Alison x

  4. Thanks so much my friends, your comments are always much appreciated! Hugs, Kerstin xx