(Beautiful text created by Liv Lane)
This week's tutorial was inspired by the amazing Liv Lane's fantastic download at the Choosing Beauty blog. (I needed a fabulous frame to go with her fabulous words!)
Last Friday, I shared "Papers Gone Wild" collage papers for CareFREE Fridays! (If you haven't already downloaded them, you can get them here.) For this week's Playing with Papers! I created a wildly colorful frame...
I started with an unfinished wood frame I purchased from my local craft store.
I removed the string and painted the frame portion black.
Then I printed out my "papers gone wild" in 4x6 format and cut them into different sized rectangles and squares.
After they were cut, I glued them onto my frame (be sure to use mod podge or matte medium or they will peel up in the next step).
Being sure to allow adequate time for the glue to dry, I added a dimensional paper glaze to make them look like leopard tiles. (Before adding the glaze make sure to poke holes where the string was so that you are able to thread a ribbon through later.)
I let the glaze dry overnight, then I created a black and white check pattern along the edges using a paint pen. The final step was adding a fun black and white ribbon where the string had been.
And of course, the finishing touch was adding Liv's inspirational text - Thanks Liv!
This framed word art is such a fun addition to my studio!
*This step-by-step process is intended for personal use only.*
Please do not sell this image or teach/post this tutorial as your own.
It is totally okay to use the FREE collage papers to make your own unique images to sell. (I actually think that's pretty cool, and I'd love to see them!)
But, please do not sell re-creations of the image I've made. (That's not cool.)
Please be sure to check back for more FREE collage papers (and ideas to go with them)!