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Hummingbird Frame

by: Jools Robertson
January 10, 2017

Hummingbird Frame

I had wanted to find a frame that worked with the Hummingbird drawing I had produced for a while. It required something that was complimentary reflecting the fabulous iridescent colours and textures. So when I found a white frame here's how I decorated it!

Items needed :

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Liquid Glass
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Green Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Metallic Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple
  • White Frame
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Chipboard Shaper
  • Palette Knife
  • Baby Wipes

Instructions :

First masking off the aperture then randomly applied DecoArt Modeling Paste and Crackle Paste with a palette knife and allowed to dry overnight.

Once Dry I started to arrange the chipboard shapes and once happy I applied them with Liquid Glass.

Once adhered I then applied a thin layer of Crackle Paste and allowed to dry for a couple of hours.

Applied a wash of Cobalt Teal Hue.

Followed with Prussian Blue wiping back on the embellishments with a baby wipe.

Lightly apply Green Gold followed by Metallic Gold highlights.

Apply a wash of Dioxazine Purple working into all areas but wiping back on the embellishments.

Dabbing to allow some of the frame colours to show through.

This allows the beautiful blends of colour and allows the subtle array of metallic colours to show through.

Be sure to visit Creative Journey for more projects and to learn more about Jools Robertson.


Jools this is stunning beyond words, so much texture and the colours ..they compliment your beautiful artwork so well. Xxxx


January 11, 2017

Lovely frame Jools and goes do well with your hummingbird picture.

Barbara Rankin

January 11, 2017

Jools this is so beautiful I absolutely love it

Dawn Gold

January 12, 2017

Beautiful project and great tutorial Jools!!

norma gomez

January 15, 2017

GORGEOUSLY GLORIOUS eye candy. The shimmer, the sheen, the depth of luscious color is beyond amazing and beautiful Jools. I could just look at it all day. These photos are fabulous. j.


January 17, 2017

love frame and picture. is the hummingbird your design and is there a pattern packet for the bird? goiong to your website next. Blessings...john weaver

john weaver

January 28, 2017

Jools - Fabulous project and the hummingbird is beautiful, thanks for the tutorial x

Jenny Shepherd

February 10, 2017

This is beautiful jools x

natalie harris

February 16, 2017

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