April 3, 2009

I've Been Framed!

OK so not really, but I couldn't think any other title. The picture makes this frame look so basic. It's pretty cute in real life though. It's for a boy so I hesitated on putting the ribbon across it. I never know where to draw the line on embellishments when a creation is supposed to be masculine. My hubby said it looked better with it on, so I'm going with the male opinion. I hope the recipient of this likes it as well.

I painted a frame from Michael's white. I then watered down some brown paint to antique it a bit. I picked out this fabulous paper from a pack I got from Costco. After I adhered the paper I sanded it down around the edges for a more weathered look, plus it covers imperfections in cutting nicely. I applied Mod Podge over the top, but I am not certain I will do it that way next time. I had read that it will make it more durable. I'll get back to you on that. Did you notice the brads on the bottom? I thought about putting a chipboard initial on the frame as well, but simplicity won out.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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