Showing posts with label frame. Show all posts
Showing posts with label frame. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I Think I'm Addicted

to K&Co. I didn't realize until I started blogging and writing down materials for projects that I used so many of their papers, scrapbook borders, diecuts. I did start noticing that I was noticing them more in the stores. But I picked up some papers the other day just because I liked them and they were perfect for some Fall projects and whaddya know...yup...K&Co. Didn't realize it until I flipped one piece over to trace on the back side!
I was tracing this frame and there on the back was the K&Co! So now on to my projects with this K&Co paper! No, they're not paying me to say their name. I mean they could and if they're listening, call me! I traced the frame shape and then cut out. Actually I traced it, then went and painted the frame back and sides and while it was drying I cut out the paper. I hate waiting for paint to dry but I guess it has to. Then I Mod Podged the paper to the frame. More drying time! What to do?

What I didn't do was take pictures of what I did which was to paint one of those 10x10 Ikea "Malm" mirrors. Checked some blogs out while that was drying. Mod Podged that. OK everything's dry now yay!

Sanded around the outer an inner edges of the frame; added some letters I bought for $1 at JoAnn's; added a leaf charm and a paper flower from the scraps. Covered the cardboard that came w/ the frame w/another scrap and glued a metal leaf to the middle and:

Here's the Ikea Mirror I didn't take pictures of along the way but it's the same technique I used before here

Someday I'll take a straight picture. Maybe.
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Friday, June 4, 2010

Teacher and Grad Gifts

Just a couple of easy frames I did. One for a favorite teacher and the other for the daughter of a friend. Supplies are things I had on hand...$1 wood frames from Michaels, and scrapook paper.

Plain wooden frame ....frame painted black....use frame as a template to cut out scrapbook paper and decoupage to front of frame.

I cut out two scrapbook paper templates with coordinating papers. I knew I wanted mix up the patterns so I used one whole template and then tore the other one in half and decoupaged on top of the first one.
Using the paper cut out from the center of the frame template, make layered paper flowers ( I just cut a random flower shape in descending concentric layers) and then I crumpled the paper for a more dimensional effect.

Glued the flowers to the frame and added some embellishments I had on hand ( alphabet labels and buttons) and voila. Oh and see what's behind the frame? That's a sheet (196) of amazing glass tile I found at Home Depot and bought in two colors that I can't wait to play with and they were only $4 (ea)  but I digress!
The teacher gift will go with a scrapbook that the kids will present. It's fun to watch your kids grow up and know that they really do pay some attention to what you do. My son (17) came up with the idea, and told the other kids "Go to JoAnn's or Michaels and buy a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper and make a page". I'll put all the pages together in an album and made a page for the front with all of the kids names: to figure out what I'm going to do with my glass tiles :) 

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