Altered Tim Holtz Flip Frame

I am such a huge fanatic of altering things, so I totally loved creating this project.  Although, I love Tim Holtz Flip Frame, I did not like the color.  So, I had to get my thinking cap on and get to changing this frame into something that would work with my home decor.

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The first thing I had to do was change that color, and for that I used Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint (Sheepskin).  I knew from the start that I could not achieve the right look unless I gave it several coats.  Since this chalk paint is so think, I don't even worry about applying any gesso to the frame.  This chalk paint is just awesome.

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Furniture & Craft Paint in Assorted Colors (2 oz), 36301 Sheepskin
Now after applying several coats the FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint I then apply a thin layer of Buttercream Clear Wax that you can purchase from Joann.  The Buttercream Clear Wax must dry completely before you can move on to the next step.  Don't go heavy on the clear wax and if you are in a jam you can use your heat gun to dry, but touch to see if it feels sticky.  If it feels sticky, then you need to let it dry more.

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The final step is to  apply an Antiquing Wax from Buttercream.  I apply the antiquing wax with a paint brush and wipe off with a wet baby wipe.

The possibilities are endless with this technique.  From metal to wood, you can turn something blah into something amazing such as this:

I created a flip frame with a waterfall chipboard flip pages cut out of chipboard.  I decorated each pages with Tim Holtz paper and used my Xyron Creative Station to adhere the paper to the chipboard.  Once the paper was adhered to each of my flipped waterfall pages, I began to decorate with Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Button Galore & More buttons.

The possibilities truly are Endless!