Chris's Mom and Step-Dad are coming into town this afternoon. The above paragraph and this might seem like they don't have too much in common, but they do. Because they're coming, I had the perfect excuse to use some of my left over 1x2 scraps and bust out
For detailed instructions on how to build a picture frame, please see my post here.
I used Krylon's Ocean Breeze spray paint, and then took my small foam brush and added the black details to the edges and all of the sides.
For the back, I attempted my first try ever with decoupage. Being impatient and decoupage doesn't really go hand in hand, but I was excited to get this done and working. Sooo...you'll notice that there's some ripped pieces of scrapbook paper around some of the back. Oh well, it gives it more of a rustic look. The important side is the front. And because I only did this one one layer instead of two, I didn't have a ledge to put my picture on. Insert staples and thick scrap book paper. Hey, it works.
And for any of you looking for advice with decoupage...I am not the person, yet, to ask. Paint, sure, building, definitely, crafting...ehhh...that's not really up my forte just yet! But, I will tell you that it is not a good idea to use the big fat kitchen scissors to cut out your paper instead of looking to find your small shears. The cut is pretty important for decoupage, and cutting off excess at the end with big fat kitchen scissors leads you to something like the above picture.
Hope my mother in law enjoys her picture frame...it was either the picture frames or mop the floors...she can't take the clean floors home with her though, so I opted to make the frame instead!
Have a great weekend everyone!
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