Sunday, July 24, 2011

Crafting Sunday - Mod Podge and a Picture Frame

Scrapbooking Sunday Crafting Sunday. Cause I haven't been scrapbooking, and I want to share some other things I've been playing with on Sundays. This is what I've created this weekend. 

Cheap Mod Podge picture frame. 

I just recently heard of Mod Podge, like two days ago and had to rush right out and try it. As usual, I was too rushed to take a before photo, but I bought a basic wooden picture frame that looks like this kind of (this is the back of the frame :p)

Before: 


Materials:

- Wooden frame - Michael's, on sale at $0.66 CDN, regular $1.00
- Purple acrylic paint for the sides
- One 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbooking paper
- Mod Podge matte (except I hear you should use the 'paper' formula when actually working with paper)
- Flower embellishment (I had a whole pack of these laying around $1.00 at the Dollarama)
- Small piece of ribbon ($0.59 for the roll of ribbon at Michael's)



Paint the outer and inner edges until you're happy with it, and let dry. 

Place the frame facedown on the paper you're using to cover it, and trace it. 

Cut the paper out, just a bit on the inside of the lines. You don't want the paper to hang over the edges. (Mine did, so my edges are all messy looking now after trying to fix them with a blade afterwards)

Apply a nice layer of Mod Podge to the paper with a paint brush, then stick it onto the frame. 

Smooth out those bubbles like it's nobody's business. Give it a little while to dry. 

Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the front of the paper now. Mine got bubbly, and I thought the project was ruined, but I left it because it was time to go to work. I got home to see that the paper had flattened itself out again, so I went on with the project. I added another layer of the 'Podge, which bubbled the paper more, and not all of it went away this time but I still liked it. 

Let it dry, then glue on your decorations. I'm horrible with a glue gun and made messes of it, but hopefully you can do a better job. Let that dry as well and I guess you're done. 

After:


This was a first try for me and I'm pretty happy with the results.

4 comments:

Madeline said...

That's a cute frame!!!

Baby Sister said...

That turned out so cute!! Well done. :)

WhisperingWriter said...

Very cute. Great job!

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Umm I TOTALLY LOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!! This I could do, I hope I can find a frame this cute too!

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