I hate to break this to you so publicly, but I’ve been kind of seeing other “people”….er…um….I mean other craft supplies. I hope you understand that I have to spread the love around. Don’t be jealous…you’ll always be #1 in my book.
While browsing the daily feed on my Google Reader, I happened upon this cute idea that was featured on a great blog, Living With Lindsay. I thought I’d put my own scrapbooking paper to use, since I’ve kind of slacked in the scrapping department after baby #2 came along. My word, I have LOADS of paper leftover.
I took the Mod Podge idea a little further and used the same technique on a large letter “B” for my son Braden. Then, I used coordinating scraps of paper to make a matching frame.
For the “B”, I cut one kind of paper a little larger than the actual letter. After applying a thing layer of Mod Podge with a foam brush, I smoothed the paper onto the front of the letter. I used a rolling pin to eliminate any air bubbles under the paper. (Thanks for that tip, Lindsay!) The process was pretty much the same for the frame, except I used the original paper and another coordinating paper in a patchy fashion. After letting the pieces dry, I used a craft knife to cut away any extra paper. Then I sanded all the edges with 220 grit sandpaper. For the frame, I applied an extra layer of Mod Podge over the top to seal the different layers of paper together.
These frames will be great little gifts for the upcoming holidays and cost me only a few bucks to make. In fact, I already made a few more for my friends and hope to post pictures of them soon.
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Oh and I just got invited to join this tutorial party at See Mommy Sew! Woo hoo!Pin It