Sunday, October 24, 2010

Textured Frames

Wow!  How is it another week already?  I feel like I haven't had much time to get my creative mojo flowing lately!  Do you ever feel that way?

This week I am going to share a fun project with you.  I came up with a way to add some texture and interest to a plain, unfinished frame that you get at a craft store.
 
I had two frames left from a stack that were given to me.  YAY FOR FREEBIES!  I wanted to do something fun with them, so here is what I came up with.

I started with a plain 12X12 wood frame just like this:
 And I took a piece of 12X12 Lace Cardstock like this:


Then I used Mod Podge and applied the cardstock to the frame.  I cut the center where the photo opening is with an razor blade.  After the Mod Podge was dry, I painted over the top of the frame with paint.  I let that dry, and then I went back and squirted a few squirts of Walnut Ink on the top and rubbed it around with a rag until I got the look I wanted.

One frame turned out a little bit darker than the other.  I am not sure which one is my favorite!  I really like both of them :)

I am not sure what I am going to put in the frames yet, or where I will hang them, but I am certain I will find a place for them soon!

Don't forget to stop by and join in on Thrilling Thursday Linky Party this week.  I can't wait to see what YOU have been up to!

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26 comments:

FrugalMom said...

I love those, and what a fantastic result you got.


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Sasha said...

Lori these came out great!!!!

Maria Gridley said...

you did a great job!

Michele Pacey said...

oh that looks good. i didn't even know there was such a thing as lace cardstock! but i'm learning! thanks for this. so lovely!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Love it! What a cleveer, easy transformation.

Lisa said...

Very pretty! I would have never guess that you covered it with cardstock!

Biljana said...

I like both, looks so beautiful, bravo:))
Hugs, Biljana

Victoria's Voice said...

You are so crafty. I wish I was given this gift. Got passed out to everyone in the family but me. I am a new follower through Follow Me Monday.

Have a great day!

Vickie
victoriasvoice44.blogspot.com

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is so pretty! I love the texture and the effect on the frame.

CourtneyKeb said...

I'd have never even thought of the stain, way to go!!!

Grace Matthews said...

Blog Hopper


Great Ideas!

Sandy Ang said...

What a creative why to use die-cut cardstock ! Love your frame.

My altered one is here http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/10/altered-frame.html

The Mustard Seed said...

I LOVE THE FRAMES! Found you through Embellishing Life's Catwalk. I'm your newest blog and twitter follower.

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Mare said...

I love mod podge too! ....
thanks for inspiration:))....
greeting from croatia:))....
M....

Kathy said...

What creativity! I'm so impressed and can't wait to try this for myself.

Nikki said...

I love the look of that!!! I always wondered what the heck I could do with those lacey cardstock sheets...now I know :)
Thanks for linking up at gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Melissa said...

So cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Tell All!

flowerpot said...

These turned out so cute! What a great idea.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

What a cool idea! I haven't tried ink yet - too busy with paint. But I need to get some.

Would love for you to link up to Passion for Paint this weekend!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

That is a great idea for those cardstock sheets! Thanks for linking up to the catwalk :)

Joselyn said...

They look like a carved wood design! Love it!

Suzy said...

This is a great idea! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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suzy

Decor Createur said...

I've seen this idea in boutiques and have wanted to try it. Wasn't sure where to start so thank you for the tutorial .. the frame turned out great!!

Jennifer

Leanne said...

What a great idea. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

What a fun idea! I like the paint-able texture paper I'm seeing all over the place. Adding it to a frame is a great idea~ Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!