It's All About Framing

Monday, June 27, 2011

Looking for a way to upgrade those old frames you have lying around? Try these two fun techniques to help spice them up!

Accented Whit
e & Grey Frame 

Supplies Used:

Twelve Timbers : 13"x15" Unfinished Frame
Oh My Vinyl : Cloud White
Foam Paint Brush  

X-acto knife
Oh My Crafts : My Color Acrylic Paint : Cloudburst
Cricut Cartridge : Paper Lace 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock : African Daisy


1. Using the acrylic paint and a foam paint brush, paint the frame (use two solid coats for best result).
2. Cut out accents using the Paper Lace cartridge with the white vinyl (size 3 ¾" and 4”). Once the paint on the frame is dry attach the accents to the frame using transfer tape. Where the accents meet the edge of the frame use the X-acto knife to cut off the extra. 

3. Cut the Bazzill cardstock to fit in the window of the frame. Attach it to the frame back.  
4. To complete the frame, attach a photo in the center, vinyl a favorite phrase, or do both!


1. Try attaching the extra pieces of the accent that you cut off on other areas of the frame.
2. Cut out the accents in several different sizes to help create visual interest.

Circle Social Club Frame 


Supplies Used:

Cosmo Cricket : Social Club Paper Crafting Kit

Tim Holtz : Tiny Attacher
Tim Holtz : Mini Mister
Petersen-Arne : Craft Peddlers Paper Mache Frame - Craft 8"x8" Photo
Jenni Bowlin : Acrylic Paint Dabbers - Stick Candy 

Tombow : Mono Multi Liquid Glue


1. Choose six 12"x12" prints out of the Social Club kit and cut out as many 4" circles as you can.

2. Once all the circles are cut spray them with water using the Mini Mister. While the paper is wet fold it in half, then fold in half again, twisting the second fold. Staple the pointed edge of the paper using the Tiny Attacher and let the paper dry.
3. Using the Tombow glue attach all the circles to the top of the frame in layered rows starting along the outside edge.
4. Cut four ½” strips and glue them along the edge surrounding the center of the frame. This should cover the staples on the last row of folded papers.
5. Add a picture and you're done!


1. You'll want to do this project near a sink as you will be filling up the Mini Mister A LOT!
2. Don’t worry about cutting out perfect circles - the faster you can cut them the easier the project will be.

Happy crafting!

1 comment:

Joan V said...

Cute frames. I always forget to use some of the gorgeous papers on projects for my home. Thanks for the inspiration.


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