Monday, August 27, 2012

Mod Podge Picture Frame


So I have this adorable picture of my son that just needed an adorable frame! I knew I wanted to create something myself and when I saw the Pinwheels On Parade Simply Scrappin' kit I knew this had to be a part of it!

Once I had my scrappin' kit in hand I set off to the store to pick up some frames that I knew would work out really well for this project. Since cardstock is thicker than standard paper it works best on a flat surface. I found some basic frames at Target and made sure that I liked the base color of them since I was only covering the front (you could easily cover all of the sides).

The next step is to trace out your frame onto the paper (I use scrap paper to make a stencil first. This seems to keep me from wasting my nice paper). Then go ahead and cut out what you've traced. Keep trimming it until it fits just the way you want it. YAY! That was the hard part!!

Now grab your mod podge and a brush (you can also use a sponge applicator if you want). TIP: Stampin' Up! cardstock is high quality paper so you don't have to prep your paper before you apply your mod podge!! I like to brush my mod podge onto the back of my precut paper and then apply a thin layer onto the frame as well where the paper will be placed. Now just line it up and stick it on there. Go ahead and take a minute to smooth it out either with a brayer or your fingers. Continue this step with the remaining sides and then let it dry for a few minutes. Then apply a thin coat to the top of the paper and let dry for at least 20 minutes.

The finishing touch.. Using some of the scrappin' kit stickers go ahead and add more embellishments. Get creative and have fun with it! I used the Stampin' Write Marker to add my son's name. I LOVE the way these write so smoothly and they don't bleed. If you choose to apply another layer of mod podge over your embellishments (optional) I recommend the spray mod podge. Brushing on mod podge will make any ink smear.

I hope you have fun making a project like this of your own! I had so much fun with it and can't wait to make more projects with the Stampin' Up!

I LOVE this set and it comes with so much stuff! Nickolas also loves it because of all the pinwheels!

Products used in this frame:
Pinwheels on Parade Simply Scrappin' Kit #126929
Stampin' Write Marker #126856 

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Happy Stampin',
Jennifer @jennsavstamps 

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