Friday, April 8, 2011

A tutorial on altering frames

Julie Tucker-Wolek here with you today and I wanted to share a fun way to alter some frames I found at the dollar store! 
Here are the frames I started with...
Next, I tore one of the frames apart so I could trace my papers to fit the frames....
The papers I used are from Prima's new line, "Sweet Fairy"...
Tracing on the papers for the outlines of the frames...
Next, I made sure the papers lined up for the frames...
Next, I added glue to the frames to adhere down the papers...
I also added a layer of glue to the top of the papers to protect them...
Then I painted the edges of the frames with my Claudine Helmuth's Studio Paint...

I also painted the edges of the papers to add some texture....
Next, I took the paper that comes with the frame to use to trace for the inside of the frames...
Some of the embellishments I used from Prima and Maya Road... 
I used Tim Holtz's Distress Ink to add color to the Maya Road chipboard pieces... 
Now to put it all together!
And now for my finished projects! I made a total of four frames, using three pieces of paper, four Maya Road chipboard pieces and two Prima flowers! 
Such a fun project to make! I am going to place these in my new home on my new craft desk!

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9 comments:

Debbie said...

How totally adorable.
I have bought the Tim Holtz configeration (if thats what it is called?) box to alter, have not got round to it yet, but have collected little bottles, flowers, feathers a shell, etc for in it.
Thank you for sharing Debbiexx

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a great project! this is what I love about papercrafting .. it can lead you so many interesting ways!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Thanks Debbie and Sandi! And Debbie... I have altered one of those Tim's boxes also... I have my tutorial here: http://bluemoonscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2011/03/tim-holtz-altered-shadow-box.html ... it was a lot of fun!!! You will love it when you do yours! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Bonner said...

So cute Julie!! Great tutorial :)

Melissa Mann said...

awesome!

Stephanie said...

Julie!! LOVE IT!! great way to use up all those extra frames by BEAUTY-IFING THEM!! :) TA-HEE thanks for the HOW TO!!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Your tutorial is fantastic too!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Wow Julie this is an awesome tutorial and lovin the frames!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Thanks everyone! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)