Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Boutique style picture frame tutorial

With a little bit of glue scrap book paper and odds and ends this wooden dollar frame turned out beautiful.
It took no time at all to make and I had every thing on hand.
Here is what you need.
white glue
a wooden frame
Scrap book paper
bits of lace ribbon
a flower
really any thing you want to embellish it with.
First trace around the frame on the back side of the scrap book paper.
Then cut the tracing out.

Next lightly paint the frame.
It should dry in few minuets.

While the paint is drying mix up about a 1/4 of a cup of glue and 3 tbs of water

Now add the glue mixture to the frame.

Place the paper you cut out earlier onto the frame then smooth it out with something heavy.
Next lightly spread some more of the glue mixture on top of the paper.
let it dry about a half an hour.

Here where the fun comes in , I like to distress my frame with sand paper rubbing off some of the paper and making little tears to make it look old.
Then I rub on a little paint and water mixture.

I then added some lace and trim

 And the finishing touch a boutique style flower
You can find the tutorial HERE. for the flower.
Now you have a fabulous frame to keep or give away.
{BTW the beautifull girl in the pictuer is my DD Shelly..}

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Lori said...

I love your frame especailly the photo in it. the flower is a great touch!!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party.

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Craft Envy said...

That is one beautiful frame! Thanks for the inspiration! We'd love you to share it at our saturday linky party!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I wondered what you'd come up with this week :) I love it and there are so many papers out there, the possibilities are endless!

Laura said...

This is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial!

I'm hosting a blog party right now and would love it if you linked up!

Kaysi said...

Super cute! I love the colors and that flower!