Monday, June 15, 2009

"Smile" Photo Frame

I picked up this unfinished wood photo frame at Michaels for $1.00. Thought I'd try my hand at decorating it with the Creative Memories Delight paper from the Additions Kit.
First, I gave the frame a coat of white paint, front and back. Next, I cut my paper as close as possible to the frame measurements (approx 8x8). I laid the frame upside down on the wrong side of my paper and traced the photo opening on the back of my paper. I cut out the center with my trimmer and an exacto knife. Next, I applied ModPodge to the wood frame, then placed the paper on top of the frame. I used a ruler to smooth out any bubbles and excess glue. Once dry, I carefully sanded the edges of the frame to remove any excess paper. To give the frame a shabby- chic look, I added some white paint around the edges of the frame on top of the paper. After the paint dried, I sanded the edges some more to remove any paint that looked excessive.
To embellish my frame, I took a chipboard flower (Maya Road) and covered it with paper from the Creative Memories Delight Kit, painted the edges white, and added a CM sticker. I decided that this frame needed some bling, so I added some rhinestones (Kaiser Krafts). I'm going to work on some cards and a 12x12 layout soon!


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