I know that this technique might not be anything new, but I would just liked to share this twist of mine in that technique. I've recently created a layout title "Dinolicious" in my family gallery using this technique.
To create an acrylic paint frame, just follow the steps below:
1. Place your matting of your photograph onto your cardstock.
2. Using some acrylic paints, dabbed around the edges of the mat and partly overflowing onto the cardstock. (This is to hide the straight edges of the original mat) Try to mix different colours of acrylic paints for a more interesting look.
3. Add some doodling directly on top of the dried acrylic paints. Try to doodle the whole of the section which are covered by the acrylic paints.
4. To add your photograph, use a cuticle scissors or an crafting knife, cut part of your doodle which overflows towards your photograph.
With that you will have your very own tailored made acrylic paint frame for your photograph in your layout.