Sunday, November 8, 2009

Afternoon Project

This was such an easy and fast project that I can't believe I've been putting it off for so long! I'm really happy with the results! To make this for yourself:

1. Measure and tape a 1/2" border on your frames. You can really use any size frames. I've had these for about 5 years and just didn't know what to do with them.

2. Now you want to take your acrylic paint and a sponge and paint two to three coats along the edges. This is where you can really get creative with the colors! I chose black because that's the theme we've got going in our hallway and I thought it'd look good with the decal. Wait about thirty minutes to an hour to dry.

*Note: I used acrylic paint so I can easily wash the paint off if I ever want to change it up and use the frames for something different. But you could probably use any kind of paint you'd like.

3. What you do now is cut out paper for the background (any kind really, I used white wrapping paper) the size of your frames and stick your decals on the paper. If you wanna go for the effect that we went with , separating the image onto different frames; remember to leave a 1/2" space on the continuing paper background for the border we've painted on.
4. Then just place the glass PAINT SIDE DOWN on your artwork and clip it closed!
Ta Da!!

What do you think?