I stumbled across this metal frame in a box in my basement. It had a little ding in the side from falling off of the shelf it was on, and some scuffs and scratches from general wear and tear, so I decided to decorate it with some alcohol ink. The last time I decorated a photo frame with alcohol ink, it was painted, so I thought this would be nice to try a metal one. Especially since this one was destined for the thrift pile.
I took apart my frame and set aside the glass and the backing and rolled out my craft mat. I grabbed some bright shades of alcohol ink and dripped the ink onto my applicator. I made one solid pass around the frame and dripped a little more ink on to make another pass.
When I was done with all of my color, I used a q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean the sides of the frame, which I left as plain metal.
After it was dry, I thought it was a great frame for my monarch butterfly photo I took last fall. Remember if you're frame is going someplace other than a high shelf, you may want to spray it with acrylic sealer to protect the alcohol ink. If it's not handled much, though, it should hold up pretty well without it.