Sunday, March 23, 2008

Mulberry Meadow Family Photo Frame

We got this great photo of John with his parents when they were visiting this past Thanksgiving. I printed a 5x7 and it hung around my husband's office for months until this weekend, when I decided this would be a nice Easter gift. We love these floating frames and the combination of the maple wood and the soft colors in the photo goes great with The Angel Company's (discontinued) Mulberry Meadow paper. There are some beautiful feminine florals in the paper as well as some neutral patterns, which is what I wanted for this project.

I cut thin strips of paper and adhered them witha fast drying scrapbooking glue. You miter the corners by adhering the two perpendicular strips in place, but leaving adhesive off the corner area. Then using a craft knife, cut through both layers at a 45 degree angle. This will leave a perfect corner where you can add a bit of glue. I also wanted to add a little more decorative detail, like a scrapbook page, but take advantage of the glass too, so I added family phrases and a flourish with white StazOn. (To prevent placement errors, I stamped on acetate and moved it around inside the frame!) I love how soft it looks and it makes a subtle shadow against the wall.

I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!

5 comments:

BarbL said...

Fabulous frame!! I love it! I bet John was really pleased. You do such beautiful things Julie.

Anonymous said...

This is great, Julie. Love it! :-)

Diane H said...

Oops! That was supposed to be from me--Diane H. :-) Sorry!

Sara said...

Beautiful, yet again!

Bridgett said...

I have a shelf of items to alter and on it are a few wooden frames. I keep wanting to alter them for gifts but wasn't sure what to do exactly...you have given me several ideas now. Thanks for sharing. You're awesome!
Hugs,
Bridgett