Hello! I’m Larissa and I’m here to show you how I made this upcycled owl home decor frame by re-purposing a fun vintage owl necklace I found at a local auction. Using ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez made completing this mixed media home decor piece fun and easy. Let me show you how easy it is to transform this sweet find into something you can use in your home or to give as a gift.
• ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez
Black Diamond, Snow Summit, Turquoise Mountain, Verdigris, Poppy, Honey Bee
• ColorBox® Archival Dye Ink, Wicked Black
• ColorBox® Crafter’s Ink, Snow
• Top Boss® Embossing Ink
• Top Boss® Embossing Powder, Clear
• ColorBox® Color Blender
• ColorBox® Art Dauber
• ColorBox® Rollagraph® Handle
• ColorBox® Rollagraph® Jumbo Design Wheel: Say What, Simple Dots, Cursive Text
• Vintage Owl Necklace
• Scrapbook Paper
• Chicken Wire
• Metal Trim
• Embossing Heat Tool
• Craft Mat
• Mini Staples
• Paint Brushes
• Craft Scissors
Let’s get started making this upcycled owl home decor frame:
1. Start with your thrift store owl, chicken wire and patterned paper.
2. Cover your patterned paper with a mixture of ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez in the colors Black Diamond, Snow Summit, Turquoise Mountain and Verdigris. I absolutely love the way you can mix your own colors of ColoriQue.
After ColoriQue was dry, I took an art dauber and sponged on a little Snow Summit to add texture. To create the distressed background on the paper, I used the Jumbo Design wheels with Wicked Black ink, Embossing Ink and Snow ink.
Next, randomly coat the stamped designs with the Clear Embossing Powder. This adds texture and dimension to the stamped design. For a little sparkle and shine, I used Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder. Rub-ons finished off the background panel with perfection.
3. To give the wire a tarnished color, I used a mixture of Black Diamond, Poppy, and Honey Bee. Blend the three colors and then apply to the wire with a paint brush, allow ColoriQue to dry.
4. To put it all together, I added the finished background panel to the base backing of my frame and then attached the chicken wire to the finished background panel with mini staples. Add a little of the color mixture, that was used on the wire, to the staples. This blends them in with the wire color. Next I applied Black Diamond and Snow Summit to the metal trim. When the color is dry, lightly sand it to allow the metal design to show through. Use heavy duty adhesive to attach the metal strips and owl to the inside of the frame.
Now you have an amazing upcycled owl home decor frame that can be displayed in your home or given as a gift to someone special. I hope I’ve inspired you to look at a thrift store find in a new way. What ways can you see using ColoriQue to upcycle a thrift store find?