Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Make a Memorable Vintage Frame

We love the designs of the new Vintage Finds Collection from Teresa Collins. Melody, our fabulous store manager, used the collection to create this beautiful picture frame!

Crafted by Melody.

Supplies

  • MDF Frame
  • Teresa Collins Vintage Finds Paper Collection
  • Mod Podge
  • 5 Glass Tiles - 1" Squares
  • 1.5" Wide Ribbon
  • Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
  • Acrylic Paint 
  • Sand Paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

All supplies for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

If you are not sure what an MDF frame looks like, here is a photo. MDF stands for Medium Density Fiberboard and it's an excellent surface to craft on. 


If you do not have access to an MDF frame, then you could use an any unfinished frames with large flat surface similar to the ones in the photo.

1.  Take the back of the frame off to remove all the contents, leaving just the frame. 
2.  Using the paintbrush, apply paint to the entire frame both front and back.
3.  Set it aside to let dry.
4.  Measure and cut the paper to fit the front of the frame.
5.  Apply Mod Podge to the front of the frame and adhere the paper.
6.  Set aside to let dry.
7.  Using the sandpaper, gently sand the edge of the opening in the frame, lightly distressing the paper. 
8.  Apply a little ink by rubbing the ink pad into the edges of the frame. 


9.  Set that aside and now cut out the words you want to use from the Vintage Finds Tiles paper to fit the back of the glass tiles.
10.  Glue the words or designs to the back of each glass tile with the print side up (that part you want to show through the tile).
11.  Measure and cut the ribbon to place across the front of the frame, leaving an extra 2" to wrap around to the back side.
12.  Glue the ribbon in place on the bottom front of the frame.
13.  Lay it flat and let it dry.
14.  Once dry, adhere the glass tiles across the middle of the ribbon with glue.
15.  Again, lay the frame flat and let it dry before you display it.


For more projects, visit our Project Gallery on our website here.

5 comments:

  1. Hi, I am looking for the same MDF frames you are using on your site. Do you know where I can purchase some?
    Thank you

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  2. Hi, I am looking for the same MDF frames you are using on your site. Do you know where I can purchase some?
    Thank you

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    1. We carry them here in our Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop store.

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  3. I'm from Michigan, where are you located?

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  4. I'm from Michigan, where are you located?

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