Suzy Plantamura has a great tutorial with a unique way to use Details to share with you today. Check this out:
Supplies: City Park Decorative Tape (61733) - Mixtape, Dear Lizzy Enchanted Decorative Tape (61734) - Mixtape, Dear Lizzy Enchanted Piccolo (42178) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Love Tenderness (78034) - Details, Dear Lizzy Christmas Glitter Buttons (85515) - Elements; Other Supplies: Wood Frame, White Paint, White Glitter, Sealant (PPA), Glue Dots
This is Suzy Plantamura and I hope you are all having a very happy New Year! I made this frame for my daughter’s eleven year old birthday picture. I wanted it to be colorful so it matched her room which is all bright pink, green and turquoise. I was so happy with how it turned out and it only took about an hour to make. Here are the step by step instructions:
Step 1: Paint a wood frame with two coats of white paint (don’t worry if it is covered completely as most of the white will not show).
Step 2: After it is dry, attach a strip of Mixtape along the left vertical side of the frame and then overlap it with a strip of a different color of Mixtape horizontally along the bottom edge; leave enough Mixtape to wrap around the backside of the frame on all ends.
Step 3: Continue to add more pieces of Mixtape along both edges overlapping horizontally and vertically as you go with different colors.
Step 4: To add a thinner strip of Mixtape, lay a piece along your cutter and use an x-acto knife in the groove of your cutter to cut it into two pieces; it is tacky, so it easily comes off the cutter once it is cut.
Step 5: After all the pieces of Mixtape are in place, wrap the ends around the frame so they don’t show and adhere with tape on the backside.
Step 6: Mix a sealant (I used Perfect Paper Adhesive in Matte) with some white glitter.
Step 7: Apply a thick coat to the frame to seal and add a nice shimmer effect; let dry.
Step 8: Take apart two pink felt flowers from the Details Tenderness set; separate each piece and remove all glue residue and pop dots.
Step 9: Attach each flower piece to the top edge of the frame overlapping pieces so the petals stand up. Attach buttons to the center of each flower.
Step 10: Add some butterflies punched from patterned paper and then you're all done!
This frame would look so cute in a little girl's room or in your own scrap space. Happy crafting!