French Quarter Frame

Materials

  • Wooden frame, 6-1/2”x8-1/2”
  • Fresh From the Vine double-sided patterned
  • Framedangos Chipboard Scroll
  • Sheer black ribbon, 1-1/2”-wide
  • Cream silk flowers, two
  • Silver gray buttons, two
  • Green-head straight pin

Tools

  • Date stamp
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads: Charcoal; Chestnut Roan
  • Acrylic paints: black; green
  • Mod Podge découpage medium

Directions

STEP 1

  • Paint frame green; let dry.

STEP 2

  • Trim patterned paper to fit frame. Follow découpage medium instructions to adhere paper to frame; let dry. Lightly sand edges and ink them Chestnut Roan; use dabber or sponge to apply ink.

STEP 3

  • Paint chipboard swirl black; let dry. Lightly ink edges Charcoal. Adhere to frame as shown.

STEP 4

  • Adhere flowers and buttons to frame. Cut 6” ribbon length and knot center; glue knot to frame.

STEP 5

  • Use Charcoal ink to date stamp scrap of patterned paper, reverse side, and cut into small tag shape. Pin tag to ribbon.

More

  • 1. Unfinished wooden surfaces are great canvases for paper crafting; paint or ink edges for finished look.
  • 2. Let frame style, color, and details inspire a card design this spring!
by Melanie Douthit
French Quarter Frame
French Quarter Frame