Monday, March 16, 2009

Jenni Bowlin picture frame tutorial

Hello bloggers, Latisha here, today I will walk you through a tutorial on how to take a picture frame and fancy it up a bit with your favorite papers, stamps and embellishments.

Materials I used:
4 sheets of Jenni Bowlin papers
Ornamental Elements stamp set from Flourishes
Timeless Quotes stamp set from Flourishes
sponge brush
Modge Podge
Exacto knife
Wooden frame
Pigment ink
white card stock
Prima, button & May Arts ribbon...oh and glue dots

1. You want to start by ripping some of your paper into strips, that will be glued onto the frame with the Modge Podge.
2. Apply the modge podge onto your frame with your sponge/foam brush.
3. Lay your torn/ripped paper over the glue (modge podge)
4. After you lay your paper down, you want to go over the paper with the Modge Podge to seal the paper.
5. Repeat these steps until your frame is covered. I started out with 4 sheets of paper, but as you can see, I didn't use too much of each, I could have done 2 or 3 more frames. The Jenni Bowlin sheets are 4in by 4in.
6. Once your glue is dry, take your exacto knife and cut off the paper that hangs off the edges of your frame.
7. Using a pigment ink and favorite stamp, stamp your image onto the frame. I used Ornamental Elements.
8. Once the ink is dry, add embellishments. To adhere your embellishments to the frame, you have a few options, modge podge, red sticky tape or glue dots like I used. To finish off the frame I stamped a quote from the Timeless Quotes set from Flourishes onto some white card stock and put it in the frame. Waalaa a quick and easy project finished.
We all have yucky old picture frames sitting around our house or garage. If you decide to redo one that has a clear coat finish, make sure you sand it a little bit, its not required, but the modge podge works a little better when you use a porous surface. This is a great way to use up scraps too, wouldn't the new Basic Grey Porcelain or Marakesh papers also make a beautiful frame. So many possibilities!

I heard the Jenni Bowlin papers sold out, however they will be back in the store this week! If you make a project using your new papers and stamps I would to see it. Post a link here or on SCS using the key word FLLC. If you happened to get the paper, seriously you are going to love it, and those of you who are on the fence...You are missing out, they are just too FABBY for words.


Etha said...

That frame is so neat!! thanks Latisha for sharing with us how you made it :)

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, Latisha, I love his project. Your frame looks fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. I must give it a try.

Norine said...

Your frame is so nice really love the colors and design of it

flourishes said...

Great tutorial Latisha! You are suc a multi facted young lady. Thanks for making this tutorial with you Jenni Bowlin papers.

Julie Koerber said...

LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY Ms. Latisha! Thanks for making it look so easy! I'm going to give it a try -- just bought an industrial size Modge Podge - so I am good to go! LOL!!!

Evelyn S. said...

What a great idea! I'm also glad to see that those papers are being quickly re-stocked. I'm not missing out this time!

ChristineCreations said...

Latisha! Awesome job....I LOVE the Flourishes on the frame, perfect addition!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful frame! Love the project! TFS!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That is so cool, Latisha! I love the way it turned out, using all those torn pieces. Looks like fun, too. Thanks so much for the instructions!

Crystal said...

Great, very creative, do you sell these on e-tsy.