"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Frame project

Last week was "Scrapstashers" class again. This time we were able to use up random leftover chipboard letters - all sizes and fonts. We made this darling frame that almost looks like it is carved.

The base is an inexpensive unfinished wood frame from Michael's which was painted. Then various chipboard letters were arranged puzzle-like on the top. Once the arrangement was finalized, we glued on each letter. The same paint color was applied over the letters, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies (this was the hardest part of the entire project!). When that was dry, a coordinating Distress Ink pad was swiped over the top, hitting the highest parts of the letters. And after that was dry, a final coat of clear acrylic spray was added.

As you can see, I haven't added a photo yet. Some students used chipboard shapes instead of letters and that was cool too. Everyone ended up with incredibly different looks! Fun!


Robin said...

That's a great idea for using up those odd letters and pieces of chipboard Susan! This turned out just lovely.

Diann said...

Neat FRAME, Susan...thanks for sharing! Happy Birthday!!! Diann