I found these (tacky) frames at Dollar Tree and had to have them. Only $1. OOOHH, the possibilities. I got them home and wondered what the heck I was thinking.
I spiced them up a little and am pretty happy with the result. (Now i'm wishing I had bought more!!) First, I embossed a metal frame and glued it to the original frame. Then I removed the insert for the picture, painted directly on it and added a Crafty Chica Loteria image to it. Voila, i'm done.
I only have about 6 more of these so I think my next step will be trying to make my own. Try cutting up a boa and gluing it onto the outside edge of a regular, painted frame. Another idea is to glue Mardi Gras beads around the edge. Also, rather than embossing metal for the frame, decorate the frame any way you like and add a mirror instead. OOOHHH, the possibilities!!
Let me know if you make anything using this technique. I would love to post photos on this blog.