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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sweet Baby Frame Tutorial

 It's funny how you start creating one thing and somewhere in the process it turns into something altogether different. That is what happened with this project. This was initally a framed mirror. As I was designing, I wasn't thrilled with the appearance of the mirror. It seemed to be missing something. All of a sudden, I remember having this amazing photo of my coworkers little girl. I love this photo and decided to use it as my focal point.

I bought a framed mirror from Michael's craft store.  I measured the frame, cut my patterned paper and glued using YES paste.  This is one of my favorite adhesives for gluing paper to wood.  I like it because it does not cause my paper to wrinkle.

 Next, I turned my frame over to cut my opening.

 Here is the front of the frame once the inside has been cut.

 I cut my tower of toys using a craft knife.  These days I don't leave home without this valuable tool.

 Here is the result once the design has been cut.

 Next, I adhered scor-tape around the inside of the frame.  Scor-tape is a must have in my craft arsenal. 

 I used the Fiskars Threading Water punch to create a beautiful edge for the inside of the frame.

Once I was done with the punching, I placed the cardboard insert from the frame on top of the piece to create the insdie decorative frame.  This way I didn't have to meaure before cutting. 

 Using my craft knife, I cut around the cardboard.

 I placed the decorative trim around the inside of the frame opening.

 Next I glued trim to the inside of the opening.  This will give my photo a soft, beautiful edge.

 Next I cut a design for the bottom of the frame.

 I know you must be saying, "why didn't she paint it first?"  Well, I actually wanted small streaks of paint to get on the outter edges of the frame.  I find that this creates a soft beautiful edge.  I used Manila acrylic paint from Making Memories.

 Here is the finished edge after painting. 

I have started to buy white flowers so I can customize the color to my projects.  I often use Copic markers to airbrush color but here I used Glimmer Mist in Patina.

Using foam squares, I adhered the tower of toys to the left side of the frame.  I added my large flower, ribbon from the Memrie Mare and small cottage roses from Prima to complete the look.

I also added the same flower arrangement to the top, right side of my frame.  This gives the frame a nice balanced look.

I hope you liked this Sweet Baby frame tutorial. 

Thanks for joining me today.


Vicky Alberto said...

so gorgeous, wow so inspirational

Stay True To God said...

Perfect tutorial Robin!! The frame is sooooo beautiful and inspiring, your info. is super easy to understand with tips & supplies and you've got lots of great photos!! Looking forward to more tutorials from you!! :)

God bless & big hugs...


Tammy E. said...

Wow! That pretty well sums it up. Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation.

Casey said...

You are so very talented. I love this!!

Helen said...

This is beautiful! A good friend of mine is getting ready for her first grandchild. I think I will have to use this tutorial and make her a nice keepsake. TFS!!

Lori said...

This is truly inspired Robin! Spectacular :-)