Weathered Wood Frame

Materials

  • Walnut Hollow Basswood Silhouette Square (39744), 9”x12”
  • Basswood strips, 1/2”x1/16”x24”, five
  • Elmer’s Foam Board
  • Walnut Hollow Creative Metal Aluminum Metal Roll
  • Flat-backed metal rings, three
  • Silver metal brads, 15
  • Royal & Langnickel E-Z Father Sentiments Rub-On Transfers (RUB-ROY521)
  • Photo of choice

Tools

  • Hand drill
  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Bigz Serif Essentials Die
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Snow White, Lamp Black
  • Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives Premium Tacky Glue, clear tape, foam tape

Basic Supplies

heavy hardbound book, sandpaper, paintbrush, old pair of scissors, wax candle, craft knife, self-healing cutting mat, newspaper (to cover work surface), ruler

Directions

STEP 1

  • Sand frame. Use old pair of scissors to cut basswood strips to eleven 7-1/2”, five 3”, and five 1-1/2” lengths. Sand ends of each length.

STEP 2

  • On covered work surface, paint strips Lamp Black. Let dry; lightly rub surface with wax candle. Paint strips and frame Snow White. (Note: Leave one 7-1/2” strip Lamp Black.) Let strips dry to touch and sand lightly to reveal distressed finish.

STEP 3

  • Use tacky glue to adhere strips to plaque using photo as guide. Drybrush top of frame Lamp Black. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • Use ruler and craft knife to cut three 4”x3” rectangles from foam board and from aluminum sheet. Use foam tape to adhere aluminum rectangles on foam board rectangles. Use die-cut machine and Serif Essentials dies to cut out “DAD” from rectangles. Adhere letters onto top of frame using tacky glue.

STEP 5

  • Apply rub-on sentiments on frame following manufacturer’s instructions. Adhere metal rings along black strip on board.

STEP 6

  • Use hand drill to drill holes randomly in basswood strips on plaque. Spot glue ends of brads; insert brads into holes.

STEP 7

  • Tape photo of choice behind frame opening.

Tip

  • 1. Substitute aluminum metal sheet with silver paint.
by Melony Miller Bradley
Weathered Wood Frame
Weathered Wood Frame