Saturday, September 29, 2012

Step by step tutorial for a deep edge frame using "Echo Park For the Record 2".

 Hi, this is Bente with a post for you today.
This will be my last post as a DT member for 'My Scrapbook Nook'. It fills me with sadness 
that it shall all come to an end within just a couple of days. 

I will share with you my process for making this framed piece that was a birthday gift for 
my cute god-daughter. I have taken photos of the step by step process:

 I started out with a deep frame from Ikea. 
I think it should be pretty easy to get hold of in many places of the world.

You can easily open up the back of the frame. You need to be able to add all your little bits and 
pieces inside the square passepartout frame .

To start gather all the different papers and embellishments you want to use. As I am a very 
impulsive scrappers I add mine as I go along, but that may not work for all of you.
 I cut a large square to serve as the backing of the frame opening . Then I cut another square 
to fit inside the opening with a little of the backing piece showing.

I want to add some texture to my paper with a mask. 
I add a thick layer of gesso so I the pattern will be pronounced on the paper.
You must now leave the gesso to dry for a while.

While waiting for the gesso to dry you prepare your photo by adding a string of twine and 
making a small bow. You might even look for  some more small embellishments like a 
small flower or a jewellery finding in the shape of a heart like the one I used.

As soon as everything is dry you can start assembling the layers of paper etc. 
In the above photo I have glued the base paper behind the opening, and in the next one you'll
see the green side of the paper underneath the yellow one.

It is now time to start building up the design by adding everything layer by layer. 
I have embellished the rim of the freame with a fun washi tape. It's so easy to add, and if it goes on a little crooked you just lift it and start again.

You can see I like to add my layers with pop dots between them because I want a lot of dimension.
If you prefer a more flat design just stick everything directly on top. 

I added my matted photo a little at an angle and used a lot of the stickers and chipboard  fom "For the Record 2" as decoration. To finish off the design I added a small banner along the top fastened with some red twine.

 This is the look of my finished piece before placing it back in the frame. 
I hope you like it and that you will give it a try. As you can see it is so easy but also quite 
decorative. Because of the deep frame you may even add memorabilia to the display. 
A pacifier, a toy car or a small teddy bear will easily fit inside the glass.
 Thank you for your attention., and I hope we shall meet again somewhere in cyberspace :-)



~amy~ said...

This is such a gorgeous project! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Carol said...

oooh...this is so pretty Bente!!!! llooooooove ;)

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Bente...would love to try something like this! TFS :)

Anabelle O'Malley said...

I absolutely adore this, Bente!!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Fabulous work Bente!
This is so inspiring!
I have to try it!
Thank YOU~

Monique Liedtke said...

Love this Bente! Going to pin it and try it later!

FojAga said...

Great idea. Love it :)

Ирина said...

Such cheerful .... Love it! idea wondeful