February 19, 2010

Frames With Personality

While you may or may not be into scrapbooking, you can't ignore the fantastic materials they make now days. I made these frames, utilizing a few scrapbook materials.
1) Scrapbook paper. I decoupaged (that means taking Elmer's glue, watering it down and spreading a few coats on) these plain frames. There are some gorgeous papers available. Something for everyone. You can definitely find something you like.
2) Hardware. You'll notice each of the frames have some type of metal on them - corners or a buckle. I got these in a pack in the scrapbook section. I plan to use them in all sorts of unconventional ways.
I like to take an ink pad and rub the edges of the frame to give it an antiqued look.
I think they look best when paired together with some other coordinating patterns.
Pretty simple project. Pretty low-cost as well. I've seen similiar ones in boutiques for high prices. Final step: Birth a child, take lots of pictures of him or her and fill the frames with the pictures. (That part isn't simple. Or low cost.)


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