French Quarter Frame

By  Melanie Douthit 

size: 6-1/2"x8-1/2" (for 4"x6" photo)

  • French Quarter Frame


  • 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


  • Date stamp
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads: Charcoal; Chestnut Roan
  • Acrylic paints: black; green
  • Mod Podge découpage medium
  • 1. Paint frame green; let dry.
  • 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.
  • 3. Paint chipboard swirl black; let dry. Lightly ink edges Charcoal. Adhere to frame as shown.
  • 4. Adhere flowers and buttons to frame. Cut 6" ribbon length and knot center; glue knot to frame.
  • 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!