Sunday, September 19, 2010

Decoupage frame

Hi There!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I certainly had. A weekend of doing nothing. We all need one of those every once in a while, right?
Wonderhusband was working, the kids all had stuff to do, and I had almost the whole weekend by myself....heaven!
So I crafted...uninterrupted and without guilt. Did three  projects, all decoupage.

First one I'll show you is the frame:
          I started out with this wooden frame and some decoupage paper..
I applied the "modge podge", which, in my case, is plain old Elmer's white glue, slightly diluted by wetting the brush. I don't recommend it, but it works for me, for smaller projects.

After I stuck the paper on, it looked like this...

Then I added some words, which I had to buy , because I do not own a birthday is next month, Hubby!
I actually found some really nice vinyl phrases at The Dollar Tree a while back, that I bought with a project like this in mind.

Distressed the edges by sanding lightly, then used an ink pad  on the edges to antique . OK, I'm lying through my teeth here. I do not own an ink pad, so I "borrowed" Wonderhusband's brown shoe polish. Worked just as well.

I sealed it with three layers of Polyurethaine sprayed on.

TA DA!  The finished product...

I apologise for the bad was dark and I had to use a flash, which just does not do it justice. That seam, for instance, does not show up half as clearly without the harsh light of the flash. I would make sure to avoid that if I make this for someone else. As this is just a trial run, I let it slide...

This is a no cost project, since I had everything, but if you want to count the Vinyl, it was $1.00.
Not too bad for a dollar, don't you think?

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  1. Very cute Suzanne! These would make great gifts! I have so much paper, letters and frames...we should have a Decoupage Day!

  2. I think you did a GREAT job for just a $1. Oh, I love it when I have days like that. I like how you put it...uninterupted and without guilt!
    Have a WONDERFUL week!

  3. Love this! I've got a some extra frames laying around maybe I'll give this a try? Visiting from it's So Very Cheri!!


  4. What a cute project... I have a couple frames I could at the dollar store and just not sure what to do with them... this looks fast and easy.

  5. Too bad my birthday is not coming up. I really like that frame! Just kidding. Very cute.

  6. That turned out really cute!! Love the colors your chose!!

  7. Suzanne,

    You just won our givewaway from Frugalicious Friday! Remember the two free window shades from Redi Shade? Send me your contact information in an e-mail, and I'll get you the information on how to get your free shades! Congratulations!

    ps. I couldn't find an e-mail on your blog anywhere!

    Finding Fabulous

  8. I really like the papers you used.

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