Sunday, March 11, 2018

How to Make a Mixed Media Photo Frame

Follow this step by step tutorial on how to make a Mixed Media Photo Frame from scratch.  Easy to follow and delivers great results using things you already have.

Step 1: Cut out a 10cm x 10cm piece of Balsa Wood.  Cut the same dimensions for the back using cardboard.  Cut a smaller piece of clear plastic. 
Step 2: Cut a 5cm x 5cm square in the middle of the Balsa wood, for the photo.
Step 3: Stick on all your textured elements and let it dry.
Step 4: Cover the entire frame and embellishments with white gesso and dry completely.
Step 5: Spray with Distress spray stain, let it dry almost completely and then cover the entire frame with white craft glue.  Use a heat tool on it, and let it bubble.
Step 6:  Once dried, dry brush white gesso on, and layer with Pebeo iridescent paints, Nuvo Embellishment mouse, and Faber Castell texure lux.
Step 7: Add glue to the back of your frame, make sure to especially cover the edges of the inside square.  Stick the clear plastic to create the window.
Step 8:  Add glue to 3 sides of the outside edges of your frame, leaving the top side without glue, where you will slip in your photo.  Add a back stand for your frame to stand on its own.
Step 9: Once dried, add your 5cm x 5 cm photo. You’re done!

• Balsa Wood – 1mm Thick
• Clear Plastic (Old packaging)
• Embellishments
• Nuvo Embellishment Mouse - Pacific teal
• Faber Castell – Texture Luxe Gold
• Pebeo – Gold and Black blue
• Mont Marte - White Gesso
• PVA Craft Glue


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