Happy Wednesday everyone! For my project today, I decided to decorate a naked picture frame I picked up at my local big box store. I'm usually pretty shy about decorating things like this, but this is my year of trying new things, so there is no better time than the present to tackle it, right? This is what the frame looked like before I started:
I started by cutting a piece of Splendid's Renown paper down to size, then using rubber cement to cover the back side of the paper and the front side of the frame.
After adhering the paper to the frame and letting it sit for a while, I was left with some rough edges due to the paper not being cut exactly to size.
I sanded the edges down to get rid of the excess paper and then used an ink pad to ink the inside and outside edges of the frame, as well as the edges of the paper on the front of the frame.
I decided to make a rosette flower to embellish the frame, so I used my Scor-Pal and scored every 1/2 inch along the 1.5 x 12 inch piece of paper.
I attached the ends, flattened the rosette, then decorated it with a circle of Delight paper and a button with floss.
Here is a close-up of the embellishments I added to the finished frame:
And here is the final product:
I love how this frame turned out and I think it would make a great present for a newly expanded family or for a Mother's Day gift. I hope I've inspired you to get out of your comfort zone and try doing something crafty that you've never done before!
Patterned Paper: Splendid - Magnificence, Delight, Renown, Foundations
Die Cuts: Splendid - Icons and Tabloids
Buttons - Basic Grey
Floss - DMC
Ink - Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan